This story was updated Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. ET with comment from Apple.
To cap off a summer of devastating corporate data breaches, hackers yesterday (Sept. 3) posted online what might be the crown jewel of 2012 data dumps: 1 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch media players, all purportedly stolen from the laptop of an FBI agent.
There may also be an additional 11 million Apple device IDs yet to be released, many with users’ full names, addresses and telephone numbers attached. At least some of the posted device IDs appear to be genuine. Continue reading