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FBI Denies Allegations, AntiSec Defends Actions

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 5, 2012

The Associated Press reports the FBI has disputed claims by a computer hacker group that it stole millions of unique device identifiers (UDIDs) from an agents’ laptop. “FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website,” the report states. AntiSec, meanwhile, is defending its release of just over one million of the numbers, “arguing the privacy questions they raise would have otherwise been ignored” and noting it removed personal details before publishing the UDIDs.
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