September 5, 2012
Apple has said that it did not give the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation any device identity codes of its iPhone and iPad users.
Hackers associated with Anonymous claimed this week to have stolen more than 12 million device identifers from an FBI-owned laptop. Just over one million unique device identifier (UDID) codes were released on Monday in a Pastebin post.
The FBI said in an earlier statement that there was “no evidence” to suggest the data had been pilfered from one of their agents’ computers, leading to further speculation and guessing as to where the device codes had actually come from.