Washington, DC (written by Nancy Blair/USA Today) -- The hacktivist group AntiSec claims it has released unique identifiers of more than 1 million Apple mobile devices that it says it got by breaching an FBI laptop, The Next Web reports.
The Next Web says AntiSec claims to have gotten a total of more than 12 million device IDs, known as "Unique Device Identifiers" or UDIDs.
The group says it released 1 million after trimming out other personal data such as full names, cell numbers, addresses and ZIP codes.
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The group, which The Washington Post notes is the name of a joint effort between hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, says it released the data to highlight that the FBI possessed the data.
why exposing this personal data? well we have learnt it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say 'hey, FBI is using your device details and info and who the (expletive) knows what the hell are they experimenting with that', well sorry, but nobody will care.
There has been no response from the FBI or Apple so far regarding AntiSec's claims.
In a post on pastebin.com, AntiSec says it breached a Dell Vostro notebook used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team by using the "AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java ..."
The Next Web has posted a tool to check to see if your device ID is among those listed.