Apple claims it never gave the FBI UDID codes and other personal information from customers. The hacker group Antisec released a million iOS device UDID codes -- the codes that uniquely identify each iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apple makes -- earlier this week while claiming it snatched the data from an FBI laptop.
"The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization," said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris, according to Bloomberg.
Before Apple offered up its statement, the FBI denied having the database, too, saying "At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data."
Antisec, however, claimed it stole a database with over 12 million UDID codes from an FBI laptop belonging to Special Agent Christoper K. Stangl. The group published 1 million codes from the list, but has since failed to offer any additional details even after Gawker complied with demands that it post photos of one of its journalists wearing a tutu along with a shoe on his head.
With Apple and the FBI both denying any involvement, there still aren't any verifiable explanations as to how the group got ahold of the UDID list.