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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...
09-10-2012, 12:48 PM #1
Blue Toad Takes Fall for Leaked UDIDs
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.
09-10-2012, 01:16 PM #2
This is a heavy fraud by the FBI. They lost the info and now they are making Blue Toad take the fall and it is so obvious. The FBI are an overall piece of lying trash that is definitely part of the US government.
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM #3
09-10-2012, 01:37 PM #4
^^Wouldn't be the first time they have lied..and far from the last time just saying :]
09-10-2012, 01:57 PM #5
09-10-2012, 02:56 PM #6
"It wasn't us it was theeeemmmm"
Nah seriously though, i'm not really a conspiracy guy, there's likely some truth to both sides of the story and less of that truth being that the FBI is trying to feed us to aliens or whatever nonsense.
09-10-2012, 03:06 PM #7
09-10-2012, 04:20 PM #8
09-10-2012, 04:39 PM #9
well the author of this article already set the tone on name of the topic.
What would "Take fall" suggest?
Apple can check their data to see if it is a false claim.
I myself would rather believe a small company like Blue Toad have mickey mouse security that caused the leak than FBI "Cyber division?"
Laptop gets hacked and downloaded 3TB of data? That is a lot of time download without anyone knowing, plus it is unusual for laptop to contain 3+TB HDD. Sure it could have had an USB external HDD connected to it, but leaving the laptop on with the external hooked up for long periods of time? Not impossible but unlikely for someone trained in security.
Last edited by unison999; 09-10-2012 at 04:42 PM.
09-10-2012, 04:52 PM #10
So lets say its true what Blue Toad says... why do they have millions of UDID's?
09-10-2012, 05:40 PM #11
Nice cover story guys we know whats up!
09-10-2012, 07:36 PM #12
nice covering this story 10 hours after Macrumors, why havent you written about 10.8.2 battery fixes oh wait lets save that for tomorrow even though Macrumors said it at noon is that your idea of delivering the news?
if your going to report the news on apple and products alike get with the times
09-10-2012, 09:46 PM #13
09-11-2012, 09:09 AM #14
I work in the data center where the Blue Toad servers reside and met with a special agent yesterday. I had to connect a USB hard drive for data collection, so I'm pretty sure it is true.