1 million Apple UDIDs allegedly stolen and leaked by Antisec

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.

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