FBI: AntiSec Lied About Stolen UDID Numbers

After AntiSec claimed to have stolen 12 million UDIDs from iPod touches, iPhones and iPads around the globe from FBI computers, the FBI is claiming differently. If you’re curious, a UDID is a unique identifier code for iOS devices. Your UDID is used when activating your iOS device or when adding it to a developer account. Each device has a different UDID code, so think of it as a software serial number. AntiSec claims to have stolen these codes from a compromised FBI laptop via a Java vulnerability and have posted a download link to just over 1 million of the codes to PasteBin. An FBI spokesperson said the following about the attacks:

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.

The FBI, @FBIPressroom, also tweeted about the attacks. You can see the tweet below:

Statement soon on reports that one of our laptops with personal info was hacked. We never had info in question. Bottom Line: TOTALLY FALSE

Source: AllThingsD
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