updated 10:17 am EDT, Mon July 22, 2013
Says he reported vulnerabilities to Apple
A man named Ibrahim Balic has identified himself as the person behind a hack of the Apple Developer Center. Balic describes himself as a "security researcher," only interested in seeing "how deep" he could go rather than causing any problems. He adds that he reported 13 bugs to Apple, one of which allowed him to gain access to user information.
Details of 73 users, all of them Apple workers, were allegedly turned over to the company as an example. Thursday's Dev Center shutdown is said to have taken place just four hours later. Balic states that he wants to clear his name, and that he's worried about potential legal action.
In all, he claims to have obtained over 100,000 encrypted user details; a YouTube video shows a handful of names in email addresses. Those details, though, will supposedly be deleted.