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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Discovering and hacking a FBI laptop and finding a 12 million UDID entries file and downloading it probably has a probability that's smaller than one in twelve million.

It makes for good publicity though....

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MOS6510 Member since:

Well, the FBI has now denied it was their man/laptop.

But then again: don't believe anything until it's officially denied.

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gan17 Member since:

Would you believe an official denial made by a spying agency? Heck, these days it's even hard to believe an official denial made by a (once) respected athlete that defeated cancer and went on to win seven Tour de France titles.

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