As reported yesterday, AntiSec hacking group released one million Apple UDIDs that were allegedly retrieved from laptop owned by an FBI agent. After a couple of hours since the news flooded the Internet, FBI issued an official statement denying that the information was obtained from the reported laptop.
The statement pointed out that there was no evidence UDIDs came from FBI-owned device. They denied that the laptop in question ever contained such data:
“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.”
On the other side, Anonymous IRC seems to enjoy the fuss that revolves around the issue. In one of the tweets they say they see FBI statement as ‘wishy-washy’ and they believe this means FBI still doesn’t know anything. Hackers reminded that they ‘sit on 3TB of additional data’ implying that there’s still so much they can do.
The weird part of the whole discussion seems to be the picture of Gawker writer dressed in tutu and with shoe on the head because in the yesterday’s post on Pastebin the group stated they wouldn’t give any interviews until this happens. Now they got it, but there are still no further responses from them.
This whole event attracted a lot of attention and caused different reactions. Some don’t find this topic worth mentioning at all, while many Apple users fear for their privacy. Besides this, there are many conspiracy theories that imply another cover-up by the government, but we may assume that FBI didn’t actually go crazy over this. After all, this is just one of the events followed by accusations and denials and we can only wait to see how the story develops.