Publishing Company: Apple Data Came from Us, Not FBI

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Following a bold proclamation by the world’s most notorious hacking group and an adamant denial by the FBI, the now infamous story regarding leaked data pertaining to Apple IDs has taken another twist.

Anonymous originally claimed recently that it had accessed one million Apple IDs from an FBI-issued laptop.

On Monday, NBC News reported that Blue Toad publishing company CEO Paul DeHart admitted the Apple credentials were stolen from his company’s servers in the recent past. That runs contrary to Anonymous’s claim the IDs were removed from the FBI.

“As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials, and we began to take steps to come forward, clear the record and take responsibility for this,” commented the company CEO in NBC’s report.

The Apple ID data had included customer names, addresses and phone numbers, according to CSIS Security Group specialist Peter Cruse who posted via Twitter concerning the event last Tuesday.

When discussing how the hack attack was accomplished via Pastebin, Anonymous had noted that it used “AtomicReferenceArray,” a previously reported on vulnerability contained in Java. Data and server breaches have notably increased in the recent past. Surely speculation will remain that the stolen Apple content still came from Government officials despite the publishing company’s recent revelation.