1 million Apple UDIDs allegedly stolen and leaked by Antisec
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Prominent hacker group Antisec claims to have stolen 12 million Apple UDIDs from an FBI laptop, and has leaked 1 million out of them to the public. While they haven't revealed the complete user data associated with Apple's ID system, a little bit of dev magic can help anyone use Apple's own developer tools to pinpoint the exact location, and reveal other sensitive data.
In an elaborate statement revealed in PasteBin, Antisec had the following to say with reference to the leaked Apple UDIDs:
"During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by
Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action
Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the
AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files
were downloaded from his Desktop folder one of them with the name of
"NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv" turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS
devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device,
type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone
numbers, addresses, etc. the personal details fields referring to people
appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no
other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose."
While there's no guarantee that all of this isn't merely an elaborate hoax, if true, it has the potential to raise the hackles of the internet community as a whole. While there have been some observers who have been incensed by the circumstances surrounding exactly how & why the FBI came to possess this volume of user data, while others, such as TechCrunch's Sarah Perez have been decidedly more cautious about the implications about the entire situation.