The AntiSec Hacker group states that it has obtained ownership more than 12 million exclusive Apple iOS device IDs, as well as other personal details from device owners. To confirm it, it has launched 1,000,001 UDIDs in public domain.
The launch, published on Pastebin, also contains specific information of how the online hackers purportedly acquired the IDs from the FBI.
“During the second week of Goal 2012, a Dell Vostro laptop computer, used by Manager Special Broker Captain 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,” claims Antisec.
The Unknown hacker group declared the discharge of the UDIDs to the community on twitter, declaring the source of the leak is FBI, which had “identified and monitored 12 million iOS gadgets.”