Hacker group AntiSec claims this morning to have over 1 million Apple UDID’s that were hacked from an FBI computer. What’s more frightening is that the group reports that over 12 million UDID’s were currently on file with the FBI. Now, this could be related to last year’s raid, or is it something more? The worrisome part of all this is that AntiSec has leaked the 1 million UDID’s that they have, along with a detailed description of how they came to be in possession of them in March of this year:
“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 Apple UDID is a string of 40 characters that is unique to every Apple device. They aren’t very troubling on their own, but coupled with the ability to track UDID’s, plus the knowledge that they can lead to other information, makes this a very serious story, indeed. Keep tuned to JustUs Geeks to get all the updates.
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