Tuesday, 4 September 2012
FBI hack AntiSec yielded 12 million iPhone and iPad IDs
Someone of AntiSec posted a document to Pastebin on Monday that contained links to around a million Apple unique device identifiers (UDIDs). The anonymous poster said the release was intended to highlight the FBI's alleged tracking of Apple customers. iPadAntiSec claims to have stolen 12 million device IDs for Apple iPads and iPhones. "We never liked the concept of UDIDs since the beginning indeed," the post read. "Really bad decision from Apple. Fishy thingie."
Antisec got into the laptop of FBI special agent Christopher Stangl during the second week of March this year. Stangl works at the FBI's New York field office, and has been a prominent face in the agency's cybersecurity recruitment efforts.
AntiSec said the hack, which apparently exploited a Java vulnerability, yielded a CSV file containing "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 [APNS] tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc".