Publishing Company Admits That Anonymous' UDID Data Leak Was Actually Taken From Their Database
from the the-plot-thickens dept
"That's 100 percent confidence level, it's our data," [Blue Toad CEO Paul] 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.”Apparently, Blue Toad's technology is used by tons of app publishers to help them build their own digital editions and apps -- which is why it would have access to all of this information.
The researcher who figured out that the data came from Blue Toad, David Schuetz, has pointed out that he can't say for certain if the FBI later got the same data, or where Anonymous got the data, but he does suggest that people should be skeptical of claims like that:
“It does raise questions,” he said. “I think people need to question what they see online, whether it comes from Anonymous or from a news organization or from a politician or from a corporation. You need to not take things at face value right away and jump straight to what you think it says. Somebody says, ‘Oh, this came from the FBI, everybody believes it. Well, let’s think about (it).”Good advice.