Source of Apple UDID leak emerges

Mon, Sep 10, 2012


NBC News reports:

A small Florida publishing company says the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was stolen from its servers two weeks ago.  The admission, delivered by the company’s CEO exclusively to NBC News, contradicts Anonymous’ claim that the hacker group stole the data from an FBI agent’s laptop in March.

Paul DeHart, who is the CEO of the Blue Toad publishing company explained that technicians at his company took a look at the UDID data that was leaked and compared to their own database whereupon they found a 98% correlation between the data sets.

“That’s 100 percent confidence level, it’s our data,” DeHart said.

“As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials, and we began to take steps to come forward, clear the record and take responsibility for this.”

You might recall that the FBI issued a blanket denial of having the UDIDs in their possession in the first place while Apple denied ever giving them away to the FBI or any other entity for that matter.


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