Developers for Apple’s iTunes had several hours of confusion as an error in the login system sent them into random accounts. No damage has been reported as a result of the problem, although iTunes Connect and TestFlight had to be taken down for several hours.
iTunes Connect: These aren’t my apps: pic.twitter.com/EnXcexByDL
— Matt Yohe (@mattyohe) January 29, 2015
As usual, Apple has not commented on what happened; although many developers took to social media to share pictures of whatever account they happened to have accidentally been granted access to. Most seem to have taken it in good humour, and BlackBerry accounts seem to have been quite popular with whatever was causing the random logins. Refreshing the page on a browser also apparently triggered the system to throw up another random account.
Holy shit every time I hit sign out on iTunes Connect it signs me in as a different random user: pic.twitter.com/l2km2nNRBS
— Mo Bitar (@bitario) January 29, 2015
There is no reason to believe that this was caused by a security breach. Considering how Apple handles errors, it is likely that we will never find out what caused it. Developers should change their passwords just in case, erring on the side of caution is never a bad thing.