Hackers post their ideas of epic lulz on Pastebin all the time but it appears a late drop on Monday night by AntiSec, an Anonymous-affiliated group of hackers, could be pretty impressive if the claims prove true.
After the usual giddy preamble, Antisec explains in their Pastebin post how they snagged 12 million FBI-related Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs)–though at the moment they claim they’ve only posted 1 million:
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 statement goes on to slam Gawker’s Adrian Chen and express support for Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rockers recently convicted of “hooliganism.”
As far as this claim goes, it’s worth the trouble to track a few things down.
- The AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability in Java–This exploit was first disclosed in January, 2012. IBM’s Internet Security Systems states the flaw makes it easy for a hacker to slip into the vulnerable computer and write and implement their own files.
- The unfortunate Christopher K. Stangl is, according to his LinkedIn page, a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been with the FBI since 2003 and does indeed work out of the Greater New York City area.
The post ends with further shout-outs and a non-sequitur in German, “Romney aber, sag’s ihm, er kann mich im Arsche lecken!”–in English, “Romney, however, tell him he can kiss our asses!”
So on top of hacking Mr. Stangl’s files and possibly compromising millions of Apple devices, the hackers are also clearly not Republicans.
An interesting addendum to this claim: Agent Christopher Stangl also appeared in this January Pastebin post of what appeared to be a hacked email to multiple law enforcement officials regarding an “Anon-Lulz International Coordination Call.” The call was intended to discuss “Anonymous, Lulzsec, Antisec, and other associated splinter groups.”
Groups which will apparently now be up for some intense discussion by the same officials, very soon.