Remember what I said before? Well, never mind.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Hacker collective Anonymous may not have been truthful about the source of the Apple device identifiers it posted on the web last week. (Shocking, right?) The group claimed the 1 million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) tied to Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods it made public were taken from an FBI agent’s computer, but the FBI denied that outright. On Monday, a Florida company that works with mobile content said it was the source of the UDIDs, according to both NBC News and the New York Times.
The company is called BlueToad, and it builds mobile apps for 6,000 publishers to display their content on mobile devices like Apple’s iOS devices. CEO Paul DeHart said his company compared the file released by the hackers and found a 98 percent match to UDIDs in its own databases, according to NBC’s report. The group published 1 million device IDs, but claimed to have stolen 12 million from the FBI.
DeHart also told the NYT that the 12 million number isn’t correct, and that the theft didn’t occur in March, another claim: