A computer hacker group claims to have stolen 12 million Apple usernames from an FBI laptop.
Anti-Sec claims to have stolen the information, and in a long rambling note, says the FBI was keeping the information, which can be used to track computers, iPads and iPhones.
Nashville's News 2 spoke to Belmont University's IT Chief Randall Reynolds who explained what the hackers could do with the stolen information.
“They have the potential of knowing where you're located and potentially your information,” he said.
According to Reynolds, hacker groups, such as Anti-Sec, rarely uses stolen information to access bank and credit card accounts, but rather, hacks the information to prove vulnerabilities by government organizations.
“I think this creates anxiety, these kinds of stories, but I would not over react to this story,” Reynolds said. “I think this was a more interesting story because this was an FBI agent who had this information on a laptop.”
Late Tuesday afternoon the FBI released a statement which read, “The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed.”
“At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”
There are more than 250 million Apple accounts.