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Blog: Hackers Steal 12.4 Million Apple User IDs from FBI Agent Laptop

Hacker group AntiSec takes claim for release of 1 million Apple User IDs in release of blog post, stating they obtained them from a FBI agent's laptop.

Computer Hacking Group AntiSec released just more than 1,000,000 Apple User ID's (UDID), which they are claiming was information stolen from a Federal Bureau of Investigations agents laptop. Three years later, the group is alleging the agent sent them a recruiting video.

The group released a blog post stating, "We decided we'd help out Internet security by auditing the FBI first. We all know by now they make Internet insecure on purpose to help their bottom line. But it's a ****** job, especially since they decided to hunt us down and jail our friends."

In total, over 12.4 million Apple UDID's were breached, accessing Apple Iphone, Ipod and Ipad users private information, including: user names, phone numbers, addresses and device info.

In an effort to "embarrass the FBI," the group also stated they had removed the private information from those 1,000,000 UDIDs they released.

Neither Apple nor the FBI have released statements.

The question: Was it right for the FBI to be storing U.S. citizens' private information?

Want to see if your device was one of the 1 million from the 12.4 million IDs hacked? The full list is available on AntiSec's blog post with directions on how to access them.

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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/hacking-group-leaks-1-million-apple-user-ids-161351857.html.

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