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Hacker Group Claims Access To 12M Apple Device IDs

Computerworld – (International) Hacker group claims access to 12M Apple device IDs. Hacker group AntiSec published what it claims is about 1 million unique device identifier numbers (UDIDs) for Apple devices that it said it accessed earlier in 2012 from a computer belonging to an FBI agent. The group, which is a splinter operation of the Anonymous hacking collective, claims it culled more than 12 million UDIDs and personal data linking the devices to users from the FBI computer. AntiSec said it chose to publish a portion of those records to prove it has them. In a note on Pastebin, a member of AntiSec said the group culled some personal data such as full names and cell numbers from the published data. Instead, the group said it published enough information such as device type, device ID, and Apple Push Notification Service tokens to let users determine whether their devices are on the list. It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of AntiSec‘s claims about the data.


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Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.