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NBC News Reveals Actual Source of Apple Device IDs Leaked by Anonymous Last Week

Kerry Sanders and Bob Sullivan, reporting for NBC News:

Paul DeHart, CEO of the Blue Toad publishing company, told NBC News that technicians at his firm downloaded the data released by Anonymous and compared it to the company’s own database. The analysis found a 98 percent correlation between the two datasets.

“That’s 100 percent confidence level, it’s our data,” DeHart said. “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.” […]

“I had no idea the impact this would ultimately cause,” DeHart continued. “We’re pretty apologetic to the people who relied on us to keep this information secure.”

So the FBI angle was just bullshit to garner attention, apparently.

See also: Statement from Blue Toad.

Monday, 10 September 2012