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FBI denies it was source of leaked Apple device ID data

Jaikumar Vijayan | Sept. 6, 2012
The FBI denied that the 1 million unique device identifiers for Apple devices posted publicly by hacker group AntiSec on Monday had come from its computers.

He pointed to a free identity theft protection application called AllClearID as a likely source of the data based on the name of the file containing the UDIDs that AntiSec said it had accessed from the FBI computer.

A spokeswoman for AllClear ID however denied Tuesday that it had been the source of the data leak and said the blogger had jumped to the wrong conclusion. "To clarify, AllClear ID does not collect, nor has it ever collected, UDIDs. This incident is not linked to AllClear ID."



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