Apple Says They Didn’t Give The FBI Any Device IDs

Apple Says They Didn’t Give The FBI Any Device IDs

Yesterday, AntiSec leaked over 1million Apple UDIDs that they claim came from a FBI laptop they hacked. What was the FBI doing with all those UDIDs, and who gave them to them? Well the FBI says that they totally didn’t get hacked so it’s not their fault.

Apple has been quiet the entire time about the whole thing, until this morning when they released an official comment stating that they never gave the FBI anyone’s device IDs.

An Apple spokesperson told AllThingsD -

“The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization. Additionally, with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of the UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID.”

So who’s telling the truth here? Maybe everyone is. AntiSec may believe that they got the IDs off an FBI computer, but maybe it belonged to another government organization. But how did that agency get 12 million UDIDs? What do you think? Does the UDID controversy even matter? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.

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  • bfizzzle

    well they didnt just pull them out of the air.. (well maybe the cloud.. jk)

    Either Apples is lying (bad) and they gave them to the FBI,
    Apples security was breached and they dont know/lying (bad bad)
    Maybe ATT/employee was hacked and they obtained the UDID? not sure if carries even have the UDID or if thats only on apples end..

  • tomp
    well they didnt just pull them out of the air.. (well maybe the cloud.. jk)

    Either Apples is lying (bad) and they gave them to the FBI,
    Apples security was breached and they dont know/lying (bad bad)
    Maybe ATT/employee was hacked and they obtained the UDID? not sure if carries even have the UDID or if thats only on apples end..

    Don’t forget companies behind apps used to be able to have access to UDIDs. Any major app with a 1 million + users could’ve be hacked as well.

  • James_Ala1

    Everybody is fudging here. Apple is shaving the truth with the FBI by narrow-focusing the hack to that agency. There are plenty of other agencies that could have pulled the data; the CIA, DIA,NSA, etc who then turned the info over to the FBI, who then carelessly left it on a laptop.

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