AntiSec hacker group claims that they have stolen some 12 million Apple iOS Unique Device ID’s (UDIDs) from an FBI computer. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), it is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that is specific to your device. Hackers claims that valuable personal information like user names, device names and phone numbers were compromised.
Hackers can use sniffing to capture your sensitive data including your credit card numbers, so always look for “https” in the Web address when you are entering sensitive data.
Careful for all the un-encrypted data that travels from your computer, onto the internet, which includes passwords and other sensitive data.
British hacker Gary McKinnon has been accused of performing “the biggest military hack of all time”. Gary McKinnon hacked US military and Nasa computers in 2001 and 2002.
McKinnon admitted to hacking. He accessed 97 government computers belonging to organizations including the US Navy and Nasa.
China has rejected accusations that government-backed hackers broke into U.S. lawmakers’ computers.
Two U.S. Representatives this week revealed sources apparently inside China accessed their computers and copied sensitive information about Chinese dissidents and human rights.
Two U.S. Congressmen accused China of hacking their office computers. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has accused China of hacking into computers in his office and elsewhere in Congress, including the House Foreign Affairs Committee.