If you’ve not heard of Connect before, iTunes Connect lets developers upload new apps to the App store and track sales and income of existing applications.
Yesterday, there was an error with the service, which resulted in many developers being unintentionally logged in to the wrong account, threatening the stability and privacy of all businesses involved.
From reports and screenshots uploaded to social networking site, Twitter, this gave small independent developers access to large company applications, and visa-versa.
iTunes has now temporarily taken down iTunes connect to rectify the problem, with the official statement:
“Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.” (continued below)