AntiSec hacker group released 1,000,001 Apple iOS Unique Device IDs to the public to prove that it has in its possession over 12,000,000 UDIDs and other personal info from device owners.
Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDID) are sequences of 40 letters and numbers specific to an Apple device. By themselves, they’re not very revealing, and most of the other info obtained by the hackers can also be obtained by most iOS app developers.
AntiSec hacker group release, posted on Pastebin, contains a detailed description of how the hackers allegedly obtained the IDs from FBI.
“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,” claims Antisec.
The Anonymous hacker group has announced the release of the UDIDs to the public in a tweet, claiming the source of the leak is FBI, which had “identified and tracked 12 million iOS devices.