Florida firm was hacked, exposing Apple ID numbers
BlueToad, an Orlando digital publishing company, has said that it is the source of the 1 million Apple IDs that were stolen last week, according to the Los Angeles Times.
AntiSec, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, posted the IDs online.
The group said it had hacked the IDs from an FBI officials’ laptop. The FBI denied this and BlueToad took responsibility on Sept.10 after its CEO, Paul DeHart, saw that the posted IDs closely matched his company’s data.
BlueToad, which develops apps for magazine, newspaper and book publishers, went to the FBI and to Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) as soon as it discovered the match.
AntiSec had stated that 12 million IDs had been stolen and that it had also taken corresponding email addresses, phone numbers and other information. DeHart said this is not true and that “we don’t have any reason to believe they have any other information from our users.”