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Screengrab via Zack Whittaker/Twitter

Mysterious job listing found on hidden Apple web address

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Aug 21, 2017, 12:56 pm

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Phillip Tracy

A mysterious Apple job listing was recently discovered on a hidden web address.

The listing, dominated by a giant Apple logo, begins, “Hey there! You found us. We are looking for a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component that is to be a key part of the Apple ecosystem.” That disappointingly vague description is followed by a list of qualifications and description of the job. The post was looking for someone with a degree in computer science who would work with “exabytes of data, tens of thousands of servers, and millions of disks.”

https://twitter.com/zackwhittaker/status/898646739657379840

Zack Whittaker, the security editor for ZDNet, tweeted about the listing last week. He followed up with an article explaining how he used a traffic analyzer to intercept data between iPhone apps to see what was being sent to advertisers. He noticed a bunch of outgoing connections to Apple’s “blobstore,” which is used to host user’s photos and videos.

The strange job popped up after Whittaker loaded the web address us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com. The listing has since been removed.

We’ve reached out to Apple to find out more.

H/T ZDNet

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*First Published: Aug 21, 2017, 12:56 pm