Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FBI Denies Trickle Of Apple Codes

The FBI says there is "no evidence" that a hacker organisation gained access to 12 million identifying codes for Apple gadgets around an FBI agent's laptop.

AntiSec, a hacker group, posted a record on the internet on Monday that it mentioned contained more than a million of Apple's supposed UDID codes.

UDIDs are a 40-character fibre unique to any Apple device.

AntiSec mentioned it gained the codes from the laptop of an FBI representative called Christopher Stangl.

Mr Stangl functions in the bureau's Regional Cyber Action Team, Wired Magazine reports .

AntiSec referred to that the 12 million codes were being used by the FBI to follow the related users.

Along with the posted file, the organisation mentioned in a matter that it had usually expelled a million IDs and had scrubbed identifying information, inclusive full names, write figures and addresses.

Commenting on the AntiSec revelation, the FBI mentioned it had no denote of any couple to its representative or computer.

"At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI possibly sought or performed this data," the business mentioned in a matter on Tuesday.

Peter Kruse, an e-crime dilettante with CSIS Security Group in Denmark, tweeted on Tuesday that the trickle "is real" and that he fixed 3 of his own gadgets in the data.

Johannes Ullrich of the SANS Internet Storm Center told the AFP that whilst "there is nothing else in the record that would drag into the FBI... it is not coherent who would have a record similar to this".

Hackers identifying themselves with AntiSec have done formerly hits this year on the websites of Panda Labs' anti-malware products and New York Ironwork - a firm that sells apparatus to US police.

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