The Anti Security Movement, better known as Antisec, has been relatively quiet as of late. The anonymous hacker collective has awaken from its slumber with one of its biggest data hacks to date. The group has released one million identification numbers for Apple iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches that it claims was stolen from a FBI laptop.
Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDID) are used to keep track of users across various iOS devices.
Antisec posted the data on Pastebin and explained why it was exposing all of this data:
"Why exposing [sic] 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."
The actual hack was performed by Anonymous, the hacker activist group that rose to fame with its attacks on Sony websites after the company filed a lawsuit against George Hotz. The laptop the data was allegedly stolen from belonged to FBI agent Christopher Stangl. According to Antisec, Anonymous was able to hack into Stangl's laptop using a Java security hole.
"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," read the Pastebin post. "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."
Anitsec has only released one million of the more than 12 million Apple iOS device IDs that were stolen. There's no word as to why Stegnl had so many IDs on his laptop, or what the intended use of them was.
If you would like to check if your Apple UDID has been compromised, head to this website.
[via Fox News]