The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a statement regarding Antisec’s claim of having hacked over 12 million unique Apple user IDs from an agent’s laptop: the feds say that’s bullshit.
AllThingsD reports the FBI states that it is “aware of published reports alleging” Agent Christopher Stangl’s laptop was breached “and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed.”
The FBI begs to differ:
At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.
As AllThingsD notes, one of Antisec’s main goals was to alert the public to a “top American law enforcement agency” possibly making this list for what may very well be nefarious reasons–perhaps furthering a persistent hacktivist concern about creeping surveillance states.
The @AnonymousIRC Twitter account has already posted what appears to be a response to the FBI’s denial:
— AnonymousIRC (@AnonymousIRC) September 4, 2012
One question still unanswered–was that really President Obama’s iPad user ID? If so, the leader of the Free World may now be restoring his tablet to avoid having his Words With Friends screen name revealed.