How to find your #UDID for your iPhone as #Anonymous posts 1,000,001 IDs on Pastebin #Antisec

It appears that Anonymous have posted 1,000,001 UDID’s from a total of 12,000,000 iOS devices that they “retreived”  from the FBI

This is the message on Pastebin – http://pastebin.com/nfVT7b0Z which they say had 370,000 hits 1 hour ago at the time of posting this.

The reason for this was to aparently expose the FBI Agent for having 12m Apple UDID on his laptop – why we wonder is the reason for this, are they being tracked?

On the Paste bin it says…..

why exposing this personal data?
well we have learnt it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come
and say ‘hey, FBI is using your device details and info and who the fuck knows
what the hell are they experimenting with that’, well sorry, but nobody will care.
FBI will, as usual, deny or ignore this uncomfortable thingie and everybody will
forget the whole thing at amazing speed. so next option, we could have released
mail and a very small extract of the data. some people would eventually pick up
the issue but well, lets be honest, that will be ephemeral too.

There’s not much you can do about it as you can’t change your UDID but you can have a look to see if yours is on the list.

How to find your UDID

 1. Plug in your iPhone and open Itunes

2. Click on your device to see your iPhone Stats 

At the top it says – Name – Capacity – Software Version – Serial Number – PhoneNumber

3. Click Serial number and it will change to Identifier (UDID) this is the number that you need. 

Then according to anonymous you can download a decryptedfile of the pastebin entries to see if your UDID is on it.

From @anonymousirc – bit.ly/RHwRC5  – they say that they are working on a browsable version so you could just wait for that..

UPDATE

The Next Web have now published a safe way to find out on this Link

 

Anonymous say that they haven’t included any of your data as such –  in the document but hackers  could easily find out some information, such as your address.

This is what they actually say…

there you have. 1,000,001 Apple Devices UDIDs linking to their users and their
APNS tokens.
the original file contained around 12,000,000 devices. we decided a million would be
enough to release.
we trimmed out other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses,
zipcodes, etc.
not all devices have the same amount of personal data linked. some devices
contained lot of info.
others no more than zipcodes or almost anything. we left those main columns we
consider enough to help a significant amount of users to look if their devices
are listed there or not. the DevTokens are included for those mobile hackers
who could figure out some use from the dataset.

That is about all we can do at the moment, we need two questions answered – from Apple – how to we protect our identities if the number has been posted.  And from the FBI  why do they have all of this information?

We will watch it unfold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake FBI messages circulating – Contains Malware.

We first saw this exact e-mail years ago from the FBI or CIA saying that they have logged your IP address on 40 illegal Websites, and it seems to be back in force again.

It used to contain a virus called Sober, but now it seems to contain malware in the style of a zip file that pretends its a virus to get at your credit card details. The hackers are just trying to scare (scare-ware) you into opening the file.

The Spam email looks like this.

.gov email address usually with lots of numbers….

Subject: You visit illegal websites
Message: We  have logged your IP Adress on more than 40 illegal websites
Please answer our questions on the form attached.
Attachment: document.zip

The FBI are often having their name used in cyber attacks  via email scams – malware attacks and even telephone scams.

There is another one also doing the rounds at the moment regarding  Osama bin Laden, claiming it contains photos or videos of course it doesn’t; it probably contains a virus or malicious software likely to take over your computer, and steal personal data.

This is not only as email but might be seen on Facebook as a post – Don’t click it!

If you EVER see any pop ups on your screen saying “you have a virus, we can get rid of it, just pay now”. Do not click, certainly don’t pay – if you are worried run your own anti-virus to see if you have any unwanted evils.

If you receive one of these emails, delete it –  don’t click on the links and all will be fine.

Hope this helps

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