The hacking group name AntiSec claimed to have released a set of over 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs), which the group obtained from breaching the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The hack total consist of over 12 million IDs, as well as personal information such as user names, device names, notification tokens, cell phone numbers and addresses. The UDID numbers was published in order to call suspicions so that FBI used the information to track citizens. Most of the data trimmed, but still the hackers claims that “significant amount of users” to search for their devices. The hackers issued a statement with the following description on how the data was obtained:
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.
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