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AntiSec hackers leak 1 million Apple UDIDs

AntiSec hackers leak 1 million Apple UDIDs

The Apple UDIDs were stolen from FBI special agent Christopher Stangl's laptop.

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  • Last Updated: September 4, 2012, 7:43 PM IST
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New Delhi: In an apparent breach of an Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent's laptop by hacker group AntiSec over 1 million Apple unique device identifier numbers (UDID) were posted online.

The UDIDs were reported to be stolen from FBI special agent Christopher Stangl's laptop. Earlier this year Stangl was one of the FBI agents participating in a call that was breached by Anonymous hackers.

The hackers say that the hacked database included user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers and addresses of iPhone and iPad users. According to AntiSec they have stripped personally identifiable information prior to publication.

The hackers say they used a Java vulnerability to access the agent's laptop.

UDIDs are 40-character-long series of numbers and letters that uniquely identify apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Users can check if their Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak here.

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