Publishing firm: iOS UDID leak came from us, not the FBI



A digital publishing company named BlueToad has come forward to take responsibility for the leak of a million iOS unique device identifiers (UDIDs) that were previously attributed to an alleged FBI laptop hack. In a number of interviews published Monday, BlueToad apologized to the public for the incident, explaining that hackers had broken into the company’s systems in order to steal the file. The company says, however, that it had “nowhere near” the alleged 12 million UDIDs that hacking group AntiSec claims to have in its possession. Read the full story at ARS Technica.



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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).


  1. Dean Collins says:

    uhm just because Blue Toad had the same customer data subset doesnt mean the FBI didnt have these UDID’s (…and more).

    Thats like saying that Shellys rolodex contains some of the phone numbers as my rolodex and therefor i stole my rolodex from Shelly and not from meeting these people independently.

    Personally having a list of UDID’s is pretty inoccuous, the bigger issue is what else was the FBI matching against these UDID’s?

    Lol of course they could also be setting up a honeypot….expect Blue Toad servers to attract some interesting visitors this week.

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