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huffposttech:

Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.
The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.
Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

huffposttech:

Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.

The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.

Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

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