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12m iPhone and iPad ID database hacked from FBI claims AntiSec

12m iPhone and iPad ID database hacked from FBI claims AntiSec

Hack collective AntiSec claims to have broken into an FBI agent's laptop and extracted what turned out to be a 12m long list of personal details from Apple devices, alleging that the federal agency had been tracking users. The document supposedly contains Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), usernames, name and type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, and other content; AntiSec has released 1,000,001 UDIDs (along with the device name/type) as a proof of hack.

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Stolen Stratfor member details put online by AntiSec

Stolen Stratfor member details put online by AntiSec

Earlier this week we talked about the security breach that happened with anonymous hacked the servers at a security firm based in Austin, Texas called Stratfor. The breach resulted in a huge number of passwords and credit card details being stolen. Anonymous has claimed that a huge amount of money had been donated to charity using the stolen credit cards already.

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AntiSec steals 90,000 military email account addresses and passwords

AntiSec steals 90,000 military email account addresses and passwords

The rash of hacks and attacks against the websites of government and private firms over the last year has grown to proportions we have never seen before. Hacker groups have been pilfering data from servers that are poorly secured in droves and then posting the information stolen online to prove they made the hack. The most recent hack that AntiSec has taken credit for was of a server run by military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

Welcome back to Monday, folks. We're in the final stretch before Apple's big event kicks off, and with just a couple of days left before everything goes down, the iPhone 5 is making a splash in a big way. The (hopefully) incoming handset was given the title of "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history" by one enthusiastic analyst today. T-Mobile is offering an "Unlocked and Unlimited" deal for the iPhone even though it doesn't carry the device itself, and we got word today that Apple suppliers have started shipping new 13.3-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display and a new line of all-in-one iMacs.

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Leaked Apple IDs didn’t come from FBI after all

Leaked Apple IDs didn’t come from FBI after all

By now, many of you probably know about last week's AntiSec hack. The group claimed to have stolen 12 million Apple UDIDs - 1 million of which were posted to Pastebin - from the computer of an FBI agent. At the time, the FBI said that it didn't have any involvement in the hack, and that AntiSec had made the whole story up. While that seemed like just an FBI attempt to distance itself from the breach, it turns out that the FBI was telling the truth - at least when it comes to whether or not the information was stolen from an FBI computer.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 4, 2012

We're getting ready to end a Tuesday that has produced some rather big news, so let's jump right into it, shall we? By far the biggest story of the day had to do with upcoming the Apple event. Apple started sending out invitations for the event today, using a picture that gives away what to expect at the event (spoiler alert: the iPhone 5 is coming). With an iPhone 5 reveal essentially confirmed, analysts are predicting success for the new handset, saying that it could potentially sell 10 million units this quarter. Not bad, provided the device actually hits those marks.

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Now there’s irony: Hacked FBI agent the posterboy for hacker collaboration

Now there’s irony: Hacked FBI agent the posterboy for hacker collaboration

The FBI agent whose hacked laptop gave up a 12m-strong database of Apple device user details was the star of a promo encouraging hackers to get involved with the agency, it's been revealed in an ironic twist to the tale. Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl was featured in a 2009 recruitment video titled "Wanted by the FBI: Cyber Security Experts," in which he called on those "with computer science backgrounds" to get involved with the federal agency.

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Anonymous and WikiLeaks relationship detailed

Anonymous and WikiLeaks relationship detailed

The strange nature of the relationship between Anonymous and WikiLeaks has been detailed in a report from International Business Times. Members of the group spoke to IBTimes following a Twitter row over the leaked emails from Syria, with one individual saying the relationship between the two entities is “complex.” As it turns out, there’s crossover between both groups, with some individuals working on both sides to gather and expose information.

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