Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2012 09:00 UTC
Apple This could be big - although just how big remains unclear. "There you have. 1,000,001 Apple Devices UDIDs linking to their users and their APNS tokens. The original file contained around 12,000,000 devices. We decided a million would be enough to release. We trimmed out other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc." How did AntiSec get this data (they claim)? From an FBI laptop. Why an FBI laptop would have a file with personal information on 12 million iOS users, we don't know - especially since 10000 of them are Dutch/Belgian, and last I checked, those do not fall under FBI jurisdiction. Did the FBI obtain it from an application developer, or from Apple itself? Then again - 12 million users? From a single iOS developer? I find that hard to believe.
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RE: Shame on these guys.
by bouhko on Tue 4th Sep 2012 19:05 UTC in reply to "Shame on these guys."
bouhko
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1) The hackers claim they have the addresses and phone numbers, but they didn't release them (yet - I guess they'll use that to put pressure on Apple).

2) It's sad, but without that kind of scandals, users will never care about security. If we get 10 more of those, maybe people will start worrying about all the data collection and sharing that's happening.

Edited 2012-09-04 19:06 UTC

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