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AntiSec Hackers Strike Again

AntiSec – the hacker group that is the “merger” of Anonymous and Lulzsec – claims to have obtained the unique device identifiers (UDIDs) from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer, and have published more than 1 million of them.

Details of the hack can be found at ZdNet , Slate, and The Washington Post. According to the hackers, the alleged hack was intended to publicize the existence of some kind of secret FBI tracking project, also raising an embarrassing question of security for the FBI.

If you want to check whether your Apple UDID was in the compromised file, The NextWeb has developed a nifty quick check tool that you can see here.

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Cynthia Larose Privacy Attorney Mintz Levin
Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia is a highly regarded authority in the privacy and security field and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). She handles the full range of data security issues for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to major corporations. Cynthia is masterful at conducting privacy audits; crafting procedures to protect data; advising clients on state, federal, and international laws and regulations on information use and data security; helping organizations respond to breaches; and planning data transfers associated with corporate transactions. She is an in-...

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