Another Truth About iPad and iPhone UDID Hack
Interesting story that we can witness now with iPhone UDID hack by hackers from AntiSec doesn’t plan to end. The situation about the leakage of 12 million iPad and iPhone UDID owners got an unexpected turn.
It was reported today that in fact the FBI could hardly contain all these personal identifiers. Guys from FBI denied UDID leakage. It could be that AntiSec hackers stole them in a completely different place. There is info that it was stolen from some app developer.
Marco Arment, developer of Instapaper, wrote in his blog yesterday that Bojan Gajic discovered his UDID among those that have been hacked by hackers with link to Push notification in Gitter Draw Free iOS app. By the way, you can also check if your UDID was hacked if you want.
If we consider the situation in the light of new information, the developer obviously uses its own APNS server. When starting up, the application sends iPhone UDID and some other information on the app developer’s site apns.spankapps.com.
However Gitter Draw Free app could not collect a database of 12 million UDID, but considering that the publisher has 76 different applications, such number of users’ personal data may well have hacked. But we can assume that if the hackers really did fib about the FBI leak so they could do the same about the number of iPad and iPhone UDID. They simply could tell a lie as well. It is possible that the published million was all the data in the AntiSec’s hands.
Remember that FBI denied the UDID leak and Apple responded the same. So if the information that the data was hacked from the spankapps servers that belong to the app developer is true, it turns out that a journalist from Gawker, Adrian Chen, vainly fulfilled the requirements of funny hackers. He was asked to post on the Home page of Gawker his picture in tutu in exchange for the hackers to enter into dialogue with the press and tell the truth about iPhone UDID hack.