AntiSec Has Leaked Over 1 Million Apple Device UDID’s Taken From FBI Laptop
The well known hacker group, AntiSec, have got their hands on over 12 Million UDID codes of American citizens, which was obtained from an FBI agent’s laptop. UDID’s are unique device identifiers for your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad that store and can be used to collect data about your device, such as device names, notification tokens, cell phone numbers and addresses.
Apparently, AntiSec, has over 12 Million of these UDID’s and have even released 1,000,001 on Pastebin just to prove that they’re not lying. These leaked UDID’s are linked to their users, but all sensitive data has been removed, says the hacker group.
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.
They believe, that the FBI has been tracking iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users in the United States. Apple recently removed certain apps from the App Store that misused UDID’s. Now, why would the FBI have UDID’s of Apple users? Scary, don’t you think? The FBI hasn’t issued any statement regarding this leak, yet! It’ll be interesting to know why they’d be tracking users. More as this story develops!
[Via The Next Web]