Hackers Release Over 1 Million Apple iOS UDIDs Taken From FBI Laptop
The hacker group Antisec has released over 1 mullion unique identifies (UDIDs) from Apple iOS device, the UDIDs are reported to have come from a file which was found on an FBI laptop back in March of this year.
According to MacRumors, the information that has been released has been stripped of the majority of personal information, although the details that were released include Apple UDIDs, APNS which ate used for push notification, as well as tokens, and the actual device name, i.e Roland’s iPhone.
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 personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose.
It isn’t clear as yet what the implications are of the leaked UDIDs and what they can be used for, although in the past leaked UDIDs have some potential privacy risks.