FBI: Apple ID Hack Claims Are "TOTALLY FALSE"

By Gary Cutlack on at

The FBI took to Twitter and resorted to using capital letters to deny claims one of its laptops has been hacked, saying reports that Apple user IDs had been stolen from one of its machines were "TOTALLY FALSE."

The FBI was so enraged by the claims it issued a proper statement on its web site, just in case putting something on Twitter isn't seen as a serious enough response, saying: "The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data."

The claims came yesterday, with hacking group AntiSec releasing a sampler collection of 1,000,001 Apple device user IDS, which it claimed to have obtained via a Java hack of an FBI agent's laptop. The IDs appear to be genuine, with plenty of Apple owners able to find their 40-character device IDs inside the dumped data, regardless of where it may have come from.

In an updated statement regarding the release and the FBI's counter-claims, AntiSec says: "The fact that the FBI has no 'evidence' of a databreach on one of their notebooks does not allow the conclusion that it never happened." [AllThingsD]