Privacy

FBI Hacking Scandal Lingers

Sure, the FBI denies being hacked, but the data is legit and came from somewhere

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Hacktivist collective AntiSec kicked off the week by publishing one million anonymized Apple UDIDs (Unique Device Identifiers) including device types and associated usernames, saying it was part of a 12 million large database that they'd snagged off an FBI agent's computer.

Online, techies scrambled to see if their devices were in the database dump, and look for clues as to where the alleged larger collection might have come from.

The FBI waited until the end of the day to issue an uncharacteristic, slightly sophomoric Tweet calling AntiSec's allegation TOTALLY FALSE and an oddly worded statement saying, "At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.