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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MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Chances are pretty high that there are FBI agents out there ignoring security protocol and chances are pretty high some become victim of an non-patched system.

But I estimate chances rather low of having (1 FBI laptop, (2 non-patched system, (3 getting hacked, (4 a file containing 12 million UDIDs, (5 finding it, (6 downloading it.

Then again stranger things have happened, so I don't rule it out.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

There is a huge half-patched Java exploit running around:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/09/04/beware-fake-mi...

and the FBI agent who has been hacked is not a nobody, he appeared in a FBI video ad calling for hackers to join the Bureau:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2012/09/04/fbi-agents-laptop...

That reduces the "improbability" of point 1), 2) and 3) of your analysis. As for 4), 5) and 6), if this agent had this data on his personal computer, it should have been all too easy.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It would be relative easy he he and his laptop were specifically targeted and they managed to get his IP address.

Now I guess his video did make him pop out from the crowd.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and the FBI agent who has been hacked is not a nobody


Claiming stuff is easy, especially when whatever you claim is bound to get headlines. Providing actual proof is harder.
Isn't it a little convenient that of all the FBI employees the one that gets supposedly hacked is the one person who the public knows about?

From the article:
Anonymous and Antisec have shown a variety of motivators, with a large undercurrent being the pursuit of “lulz” and revenge.


Hmm...what is it we call those people again?. Oh yeah, attention whores.

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