AntiSec’s, a cool group of hackers are back. Well this time the news is tough and competitive for the Cupertino Company. The story which started in March has came to bring a lot of competition to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple Inc. Yesterday’s night brought a large text file on Pastebin by Antisec’s which contained a long story of they did occasionally. Well the Antisec actually has released a Million user’s data publicly of iPhone’s UDID, Usernames, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Zip Code and Push Notifications Token.
They personally claim that they have got hands over 12 Million user’s information using iPhone but they thought of releasing on a Million’s information. They have claimed that they got there hands on the data from one of the FBI officer.
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.
“NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” is the file name achieved by Antisec’s from the FBI laptop. Jay Freeman right after reported that he has only recognized 16.7% of the iPhone UDID’s data is released which are running Cydia.
I run Cydia, and have determined only 16.7% of the UDIDs in that file are from jailbroken devices: I thereby do not believe that whatever managed to get this data is anywhere in our ecosystem.
Apple after this issue reported that they have not personally provided the information to FBI either they didn’t ask for it yet.
“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,” Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris told AllThingsD.
FBI personally reported on Twitter that the news rumouring about the FBI Laptop is ‘TOTALLY FALSE’.
Statement soon on reports that one of our laptops with personal info was hacked. We never had info in question. Bottom Line: TOTALLY FALSE
— FBI PressOffice (@FBIPressOffice) September 4, 2012
AllThingsD right after reported
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 promised to release more information regarding this hack but they kept a bet regarding to materialize a journalist who has been reporting about Antisec from last 3 years, Adrian Chen. Antisec demanded him to wear a ‘pink tutu and shoe on the head’ and keep his picture published on ‘Gawker.com’ for 24 hours.
to journalists: no more interviews to anyone till Adrian Chen get featured in
the front page of Gawker, a whole day, with a huge picture of him dressing a
ballet tutu and shoe on the head, no photoshop. yeah, man. like Keith
Alexander. go, go, go.
(and there you ll get your desired pageviews number too) Until that happens,
this whole statement will be the only thing getting out
directly from us. So no tutu, no sources.
So the demand by Antisec has been completed and yet he haven’t got any news by the hackers home. Apple should take this issue seriously, ignoring the issue by reporting no fault of each other won’t clear the case as yet Apple hasn’t apologized to there users plus how will Apple recover the data which is out of the hood now ? FBI now is clear from the scene, making Apple and Antisec remaining alone on the sets. We have to see a quick and a smart move by Apple or else the users are going to be completely off from the Apples product because getting the information rather personal information isn’t a joke.