Hacking group AntiSec has released a document that contains 1,000,001 Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) containing personal information about Apple users. According to the post on Pastebin, the information is obtained after the group has hacked a laptop of an FBI agent. They claim that the original document contains 12,000,000 UDIDs, but they limited their release to a million considering this to be enough to call attention to the suspicious FBI activity.
This is how they did it:
The Next Web points out that the file name NCFTA probably refers to National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, if the account of breach is true. This naturally caused reactions from those who realized the importance of the news. Is Apple willingly cooperating with the FBI?
Whatever the reason, the fact that millions of personal information of US citizens were on an FBI agent’s laptop is certainly disturbing.
The post on Pastebin explains that the reason for hacking FBI was to point out how oppressive the system we live in is. Hackers are regularly employed by FBI to test the security, but their actions often resulted in tragic events. In the end of the post they express support to Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange as well as the other groups of people that currently go through some kind of fight against the system.