Hackers Claim to Have 12 Million Apple Device Records
September 4, 2012 - 8:32 pm | Category: Tech
Hackers released a file that they said contained a million identification numbers for Apple mobile devices, claiming that they had obtained it by hacking into the computer of an F.B.I. agent. The F.B.I. said it had no evidence that this was true.
The hacking group, known as AntiSec — a subset of the loose hacking collective known as Anonymous — posted copies of the file on Sunday and claimed to have a total of 12 million numbers for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, along with some phone numbers and other personal data on their owners. They said their goal in releasing a slice of the data was to prove that the F.B.I. used device information to track people.