Anonymous recently released 1 million Apple UDIDs on to the web. The group claimed that it got hold of these UDIDs by breaking into FBI systems. FBI later stated that it didn’t register any breach into its systems, neither does it have a list of Apple UDIDs. Now, a digital publishing company doubts that it may have been the source of the leak.
Blue Toad Publishing is a digital publishing company. Though not a very well-known one, the company has a vast influence on the web and has millions of Apple UDIDs gathered legally from the users. Now, the company is claiming that it may be the real source of the UDIDs leaked by Anonymous.
According to the CEO of Blue Toad Publishing, Paul Dehart, his company’s technicians matched the leaked UDIDs with their own database. The result was a convincing 98% match.
He says, “That’s 100 percent confidence level, it’s our data. As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials, and we began to take steps to come forward, clear the record and take responsibility for this.”
DeHart says that he is very sorry for the inconvenience this leak has caused to Apple users and that his company has launched investigations to look into this matter further. Also, he says that there is a possibility that the data stolen from his company’s servers somehow made its way to FBI and Anonymous then nicked it off from there.
Source: NBC News