Hackers post a million Apple ID codes stolen from FBI laptop
Naughty hackers have released more than a million Apple device IDs into the wild. They claim to have swiped them from the laptop of an FBI employee, which is exciting.
The AntiSec group claims to have over 12 million Unique Device Identifiers, as well as personal info like names, phone numbers, addresses, usernames, device names, notification tokens and more, releasing only a million.
The hackers today issued a statement saying: "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."
And why did someone from the FBI have all this junk? Well, the group reckon that the FBI were using this information to track people, which is why they've decided to publish. There's the small matter of embarrassing the FBI too, which is an obvious boon.
The group continued: "well we have learnt it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say 'hey, FBI is using your device details and info. So without even being sure if the current choice will guarantee that people will pay attention to this."