The FBI are denying claims that well known hacking group AntiSec took 12 million Apple IDs from the laptop of a federal agent.
AntiSec said they took 12.36 million ID’s from the laptop and they were making some of the details public so they could draw attention to the activities of the FBI.
AntiSec said in a statement “”Seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say ‘Hey, FBI is using your device details and info and who the fuck knows what the hell are they experimenting with that,’ well sorry, but nobody will care. FBI will, as usual, deny or ignore this uncomfortable thingie and everybody will forget the whole thing at amazing speed.”
The claims are that the FBI are using the IDs to track people. For what purpose we have no idea.
The FBI countered with “The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”
AntiSec said the UDID’s were found saved in a file called “NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv”. NCFTA is an abbreviation for ‘National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance’.
Imperva have added on their blog:
“A hacktivist group associated with Anonymous claims it has lifted over 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) from an FBI computer and released 1 million online – the leaked data includes names, phone numbers and addresses.
Imperva have looked into the claim and have laid out step by step how the hack occurred as well as answered questions to explain the effects of this hack, such as:
- Is the breach real?
- What is new about this hack?
- New angle on hacktivism
- The attack was not pre-announced as is known by anonymous
- What hackers can use this data for?”
You can read more on their blog page over here.
Kitguru says: Fact or fiction?