Apple Denies Giving UDIDs to FBI
As MMi reported
Tuesday, iOS device owners were given a jolt by reports that their UDID may have been leaked to the public.
Taking credit for the act was a group of hackers known as Antisec. They claimed to gave have exploited a file on the computer of an FBI agent - a move that allegedly helped them leak over one million unique device identifiers (UDID) that were contained in the particular computer file.
Not surprisingly, this development prompted a number of interesting questions and troubling concerns. For starters, why was this information supposedly on an FBI computer? Also, who gave the information to the agency? Was it Apple?
Today, some - but far from all - of the questions are being answered. In this case, it's Apple doing the answering. For now, the iDevice maker denies having given the FBI any of the sensitive information found in the hack attack.
"The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization. Additionally, with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of the UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris tells All Things D.
For now, the FBI is calling details of this hack job false, adding that at this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.
Source: All Things D