A bold claim made this week by a group of hackers known as Antisec suggests that an FBI computer contains approximately one million unique device identifiers (UDID) belonging to Apple product owners.
Even more disturbing, however, is the claim that these device IDs were compromised by the hack attack.
In the wake of such unsettling news, a number of questions and concerns have mounted with regard to how the information was procured and why it was in possession of the feds.
It should be noted that the FBI is denying all claims and maintains that “at this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”
Apple isn’t saying much either, except that the iDevice maker isn’t working with the FBI on a covert operation of any sort.
“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,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told All Things D on Wednesday.