UDID leak source ID'd: BlueToad mobile firm says it was hacked

A small mobile publishing company said today that it was the source of the large number of unique Apple device IDs leaked to the Internet last week.

BlueToad said in a statement that it was the "victim of a criminal cyber attack, which resulted in the theft of Apple UDIDs from our systems." A UDID is a unique device identifier, which Apple has strongly encouraged developers to move away from for privacy reasons.

The disclosure from BlueToad, which is based in Orlando, Fla., adds more details to the timeline of how the UDIDs were obtained and where they … Read more