Apple finally comment on leaked UDIDs from an FBI laptop, say "we didn't give FBI any device IDs"

Apple weighs in on AntiSec claims that an FBI laptop held over 1 million Apple device IDs.

| Sep 6, 2012 at 5:28 am CDT

Last week we reported on AntiSec's claims that they had somehow gotten their grubby mits on millions of unique device identifiers for Apple devices (UDIDs), which were reportedly stolen from an FBI notebook. But, it looks like Apple have finally weighed in on the serious claim. Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris, told AllThingsD:

Apple finally comment on leaked UDIDs from an FBI laptop, say we didn't give FBI any device IDs |

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.

The FBI have since stated that the story is completely false:

At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.

At the end of the day, who knows what the truth is. Are the FBI not telling us everything? Are AntiSec pulling our leg? Are Apple covering themselves from a potentially huge security scandal?

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT



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