Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) UDIDs leak saga now faces yet another theory. The latest theory claims that the leak did not come from FBI, but rather, from an App publisher, NBC News revealed today.
Earlier, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) denied having given the FBI UDIDs belonging to its customers, after the initial hacking claims were posted.
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The CEO for the App publishing company that goes by the name Blue Toad, has revealed to NBC News that it was his company that was responsible for the leakage of millions of UDIDs issued to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
The findings are as a result of a research conducted by “independent outside researcher and mobile security consultant David Schuetz, who determined on his own that the million UDIDs leaked by hacker group Antisec likely came from BlueToad,” reported Tech Crunch.
Initially, the FBI, as covered in one of reports, had denied claims that it is the one that leaked the UDIDs, something that now appears to be accurate, at least according to the latest reports.
The government watchdog denied that a hacker had retrieved the UDIDs from the computer following allegations that somebody had breached FBI security and hacked over 1 million Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). The UDIDs were then posted online.
Meanwhile, Blue Toad said that it no longer collects UDID information from its users, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been continuously discouraging the exercise. Additionally, the company hinted that it will remove apple from its list entirely very soon.
Furthermore, the company would not be aiding any hacked parties in tracking down the information. Apparently, they will have to do it themselves, noted Tech Crunch.