obl: This whole story is a shining example of how piss poor people's critical thinking skills are and how quickly news media outlets rush to publish "news" before they know anything about anything.How do we know AntiSec grabbed 12 million UDID records? BECAUSE THEY SAID SO. After all, only 1 million have been released.How do we know AntiSec lifted these records from a laptop owned by a particular FBI agent? BECAUSE THEY SAID SO.(After all how else would they know the name of an agent who is ID'd in numerous news articles about cases against Anonymous and their ilk?)How do we know AntiSec used a particular Java exploit to gain access to said laptop? BECAUSE THEY SAID SO.How do we know that the file AntiSec lifted is called "NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv"? BECAUSE THEY SAID SO. Oh wait, you mean these cyber geniuses now have the power to name or rename files? We'll never stop them now!So AntiSec or whoever posted claiming to be affiliated with AntiSec has all the credibility here in so many people's eyes because...someone posted an anonymous text file to a pastebin with some ASCII graphics in it and l33t speak about government spies.Yes, at least some of the UDID's are apparently real. Do people have any idea how leaky UDID's were before Apple deprecated their use? This data could have easily come from one or more iOS apps. It could have been stolen from iOS developers with poor security, it could have been collected through breached servers, or, yes, it could have been shared with the FBI for all kinds of reasons (evidence in a criminal investigation, etc.)DESPITE ALL OF THIS 95% of the Internet is going all herpaderp about a giant government conspiracy, all because some anonymous hacker dickheads posted something they got from somewhere embellished with grandiose claims.Is it possible that everything claimed in the supposed AntiSec leak is true? Yes maybe and no. The point is, nobody has any farking clue whether its true or not, despite numerous solid reasons why it is suspicious, and yet the Internet is jizzing itself over this story.Meanwhile, while your friendly do-gooder benevolent hackers are not exposing the government's dark secrets for your benefit, they are actively buying and selling your paypal accounts and credit card accounts and bank accounts and bitcoins all over the goddamn Internet right under your noses.
Hypothetical Imperative: Does the FBI have any serious suggestions as to just where Antisec came across a file containing 12 million valid UDIDs, if not from Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl's laptop?
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