One individual FBI agent’s computer was recently hacked by Anonymous. What was found should alert all to the incredible amount of privacy invasion, and unwarranted surveillance being perpetrated by government agencies and their complicit partners.
A single agent’s Dell Vostro computer was hacked, which resulted in exposing a list of over 12 million Apple iOS devices, including “unique Device Identifiers, or (UDID). According to the article in Forbes written by Parmy Olson:
“During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files were downloaded from his Desktop folder one of them with the name of ‘NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv’ turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device,type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc.
“The personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose.”
It is still unclear whether an app developer or Apple released the captured data originally, but either way, it is very disturbing that a single agent had private information from a list of over 12 million device users.
If one FBI agent had this much stolen private user information on his computer, how much other captured data is actually being held and viewed by the FBI? To answer this question exposes that none of our private information, whether that be all our computer use, our names and addresses, our password information, our financial records, our social security numbers, etc., is being monitored, captured, and databased.
For those who still believe that their lives are their own, this story should serve to dispel that myth. Today, nothing is private; nothing is sacred. All that we do is watched. All that we do is captured. All that we do will be used against us in the future if deemed necessary by government.
Government spies are everywhere, and our lives are no longer our own. How long will the sheep allow this invasion by government to continue? How long will the people in this country remain slaves to the state?