Apple, FBI comment on AntiSec hack, say no UDIDs were given or collected
Apple has provided a statement regarding the recent release of over 1 million iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad unique device identifiers (UDIDs) by AntiSec, who claim to have hacked 12 million of them, including other personal information, from an FBI laptop. Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris told John Paczkowski of All Things D:
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.
The FBI has also called the allegations that they collected UDIDs and other information "TOTALLY FALSE" and issued a statement to All Things D saying:
The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.
AntiSec has responded:
Also, before you deny too much: Remember we’re sitting on 3TB additional data. We have not even started.
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