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Hackers Leak 1,000,001 iPhone UDIDs From FBI Notebook

by Todd Haselton | September 4, 2012September 4, 2012 9:00 am PDT

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Hackers are at it again: this time 1,000,001 unique device identifies (UDIDs) were recently leaked by Antisec. UDIDs, which consist of 40 characters, are used by developers and other Apple partners to run applications on devices. Antisec obtained more than 12 million UDIDs but decided to only release 1,000,0001 of them, likely in an effort just to prove that it had the data and, that, even the FBI can be easily infiltrated.

“In July 2012, NSA’s General Keith ALexander spoke at Defcon, the hacker conference in Las Vegas, wearing jeans and a cool EFF t-shirt,” Antisec wrote in a release. “He was trying to seduce hackers into improving internet security and colonoscopy systems, and to recruit them… for his future cyberwars. IT was an amusing an hypocritical attempt made by the system to flatter hackers into becoming tools for the state, while his so-righteous employer hunts any who doesn’t bow to them like [explicit] dogs.”

“We got the message,” the group continued. “We decided we’d help out Internet security by auditing FBI first.”

The group said it stole the information from an FBI Dell Vostro laptop that belonged to Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl. Antisec was able to access “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,” and more from the laptop using a security flaw in Java. Antisec decided not to publish full names, addresses, zipcodes and cell phone numbers that it also obtained.

Was your UDID published? You can find out by using this website. Apple, so far, has not commented on the issue. You can read Antisec’s full statement here, but beware of strong NSFW language.

[via TechCrunch]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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