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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FBI Tracking People Using IPhones?

Infowars has the following:
Hacker group Antisec has leaked what it says is evidence that the FBI is actively monitoring the communications of every American using an iPhone.

The hackers released a statement Tuesday claiming that it had obtained detailed information on some 12 million iphone users, taken from an FBI agent’s laptop.

The group, long associated with the more notorious Anonymous hacktivist organisation, released 1 million iOS device IDs to back up its claims.

With some identifying information removed, the data proves, according to Antisec, that

“F****** FBI IS USING YOUR DEVICE INFO FOR A TRACKING PEOPLE PROJECT OR SOME S***”

A more detailed passage in the statement notes:
During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files were downloaded from his Desktop folder one of them with the name of ”NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc. the personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose.
Antisec says that its motivation for leaking the information is to make it more evident that innocent people are being tracked and monitored by covert Western intelligence agencies.

“We have learnt it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say ‘Hey, FBI is using your device details and info’,” the group states.

The full profanity laced AntiSec post can be read in full here.

Neither the FBI, nor Apple has commented on the leak.

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