Searches for Stolen iOS data Lead to Malware

On September 3, the AntiSec branch of Anonymous announced their March hack of a Dell Vostro laptop used by an FBI agent. AntiSec discovered a file containing a list of millions of Apple iOS devices, including their Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) and personal data for their owners.

The hackers did not publish the file NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv, but another–Rxdzz.txt–assumed to contain a part of their discovery. At the same time, the FBI denied this hack in a brief announcement. On September 10, BlueToad posted a blog to explain the leak came from their servers.

On the Internet, the media widely quoted this unpublished filename, and the file soon appeared on various torrent sites.

As you might have guessed, this file is not the real list but an exe file and, of course, a malware!

Once again, we recommend you take care before downloading an alleged sensational file. Yesterday evening, this file (md5: 0b48ef73c0fb55e0b752aced82601513) was detected by VirusScan as Artemis!16D937DB87E4.