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Hacker group alleges it stole 12 million Apple IDs from the FBI

A group of hackers posted a note online claiming to have stolen an FBI file containing ID numbers for 12 million Apple devices. The group claimed to release 1 million of the IDs.

A hacker group known as AntiSec claims it stole the identification numbers for 12 million Apple devices and has posted information on a million of them on a website.

AntiSec, which is short for anti-security, alleges it gained access to a file containing the list of the Apple IDs after hacking into the computer of an FBI agent. It did not identify the agent or who the ID numbers belonged to.
AntiSec said it chose to release a portion of the Apple IDs list to get people’s attention to its claims that the FBI is gathering people’s Apple device details.
“Well we have learnt [sic] it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say ‘hey, FBI is using your device detail,’ ” the group said in a note posted online.
The group claims that some of the devices on the list also contain names, telephone numbers, addresses and ZIP codes. However, AntiSec said it chose to reveal only user IDs, device types and device names in the portion of the list it released.
You can check if your Apple device ID, which is known as a Unique Device Identifier or UDID, was among the 1 million released with a tool created by The Next Web. For now, though, it isn’t clear what real damage anyone can do with your device’s ID or how to protect yourself if it was stolen or released. 
The FBI told the Los Angeles Times it was aware of the alleged hack but a spokeswoman said the agency could not comment further.


I’m Liah Qureshi ( My real name is Irtiqa Qureshi, I go with Liah as my pen name). Im a girl in my 20 somethings, trying my bit to make this world a better place to live in. I am a Journalist and a stick-to-radio person. I write sometimes when I think my writings can make some productive change. Apart from being a Journo and a radio freak, I work as a freelance Voice Artist, a Counselor, a Blogger, a YouTuber (this happens just sometimes and that too randomly plus i don't have a fan base or something like that on YouTube :P ), Social Activist and an Emcee too (all on an individual level). I love to study Psychology in my free time(If ever I get some). And I am Loving my Life. You can Check out my Social Media links given on this page.

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