FBI Denies AntiSec Hack Ever Happened
Though Press Statement Chooses Words Carefully
Yesterday we noted
that hacking group AntiSec has released what they're claiming is a portion of a trove of Apple user data collected from a hacked FBI laptop. The group released what they say is only a redacted portion of 12 million Unique Device IDs, including personal information such as user names, device names, notification tokens, cell phone numbers and addresses. On Twitter, the FBI has responded by saying AntiSec's claims are "totally false
A statement to the press
was a little more carefully worded -- not denying that the hack happened -- but denying that there's evidence the hack happened -- "at this time." The quote gives the impression they think
they weren't hacked, but that they want to be careful as they investigate further:
The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. 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 the press and public quite-correctly wonder why an FBI agent was carrying around 12 million unique ID numbers for iPhones and iPads, Anonymous offered this short response
...before you deny too much: Remember we're sitting on 3TB additional data. We have not even started.