Last week, MMi's Anthony Bouchard reported that a group of hackers known as Antisec allegedly exploited a file on the computer of an FBI agent to leak over one million unique device identifiers (UDID).
At the time, confusion mounted both as iPhone users wondered how Antisec acquired the information and what it was doing on an FBI computer in the first place.
"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 told All Things D last week.
Today, a new report is shedding light on what may have actually gone down.
A small Florida publishing company says the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was stolen from its servers two weeks ago. The admission, delivered by the company’s CEO exclusively to NBC News, contradicts Anonymous' claim that the hacker group stole the data from an FBI agent's laptop in March.
"That's 100 percent confidence level, it's our data... As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials, and we began to take steps to come forward, clear the record and take responsibility for this.”
So is this the end of the story? Not counting on it.