Apple App Developer Admits To Data Breach: UDIDs Were Not Stolen From FBI
Hacker’s didn’t steal more than one million Apple UDIDs from the FBI as they previously claimed. According to Paul DeHart, CEO of Blue Toad, the UDIDs were stolen from his company’s Apple products database.
In an interview with NBC News, the developer revealed:
“That’s 100% confidence level, it’s our data.”
“As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials.”
While Blue Toad may not be a household name, its private-label digital edition and app-building services are used by more than 6,000 publishers, and the company’s products platform serves more than 100 million page views per month.
The hacktivist group Anonymous claimed after the UDID leak was taken from an FBI employees computer, a claim that was immediately shot down by officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Experts are warning that the Apple Unique Device Identifiers have entered the open market and can be used to break into a users contact lists and gaming accounts, wreaking havoc on accounts while sending out spam messages to a users personal and business contacts.
Users attempting to check if their UDID has entered the open market can visit HERE.
The security breach has led many security analysts to question why Apple has continued to work with an antiquated UDID system that exposes itself to major vulnerabilities when a security breach such as this most recent attack occurs.
Because UDIDs are burned permanently into a users device, a leaked UDID number means the users iPhone will likely always be at risk of attack.