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Hackers claim 12 million Apple IDs from FBI..FBI denies link to leak

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/09/201294155021237214.html

A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching
a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) computer, raising concerns about government tracking.

The group called AntiSec, linked to the hacking collective known as Anonymous, posted one million Apple user identifiers on Monday purported to be part of a larger group of 12 million obtained from an FBI laptop.

In the posting, AntiSec said the original file “contained around 12,000,000 devices” and that “we decided a million would be enough to release”.

The group said it “trimmed out other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc”.

Contacted by AFP news agency, FBI spokeswoman Jenny Shearer said: “We’re not commenting.”

It also raises question over why the FBI had held the details of consumers of Apple products.

Apple also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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