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2013

Apple says developer site was hacked on Thursday, affecting 275,000 logins

He said the critical part of the sweat machine was a new water purification component developed by a company named HVR in collaboration with Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology. "It uses a technique called membrane distillation," he told the BBC. "We use a substance that's a bit like Goretex that only lets steam through but keeps bacteria, salts, clothing fibres and other substances out. "They have something similar on the [International] Space Station to treat astronaut's urine - but our machine was cheaper to build. Volunteers have been sampling the treated sweat since the start of the week in Gothenburg "The amount of water it produces depends on how sweaty the person is - but one person's T-shirt typically produces 10ml [0.3oz], roughly a mouthful." The kit has been put on show at the Gothia Cup - the world's largest international youth football tournament. Mattias Ronge, chief executive of Stockholm-based advertising agency Deportivo - which organised the stunt - said the machine had helped raise awareness for Unicef, but in reality had its limitations. "People haven't produced as much sweat as we hoped - right now the weather in Gothenburg is lousy," he said.
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The company earlier announced the death of Segalovich, aged 48, who had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer. "We want to clarify an earlier statement that the company put out. We have since learnt that Ilya is in coma and on life support although not showing any brain function. Our thoughts are with him at this time," Arkady Volozh said on a conference call. Segalovich and Volozh founded the company in 1997 and built it into the leader of the Russian internet search market, ahead of U.S. rival Google. In 2011, Yandex raised $1.4 billion in an oversubscribed initial public offering in New York and it currently has a market value of $10 billion. Segalovich had been responding well to treatment while working a full schedule, before unexpectedly having complications, Yandex said in the original statement. "I know that the strong technical team that Ilya helped to build, train and motivate will continue with pride the work Ilya began," Volozh told analysts and investors on the call.
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The Guardian is trying to contact the alleged owners of the emails. Balic told the Guardian: "My intention was not attacking. In total I found 13 bugs and reported [them] directly one by one to Apple straight away. Just after my reporting [the] dev center got closed. I have not heard anything from them, and they announced that they got attacked. My aim was to report bugs and collect the datas [sic] for the purpose of seeing how deep I can go with it." Apple said in an email to developers late on Sunday night that "an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers [and] we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers' names, mailing addresses and/or email addresses may have been accessed." It didn't give any indication of who carried out the attack, or what their purpose might have been. Apple said it is "completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database [of developer information]." Some people reported that they had received password resets against their Apple ID - used by developers to access the portal - suggesting that the hacker or hackers had managed to copy some key details and were trying to exploit them. If they managed to successfully break into a developer's ID, they might be able to upload malicious apps to the App Store. Apple said however that the hack did not lead to access to developer code. The breach is the first known against any of Apple's web services.
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