In an exclusive interview to NBC, Paul DeHart, CEO of the privately-held company stated that its technicians downloaded the data released by the Anonymous hacker group and there was about 98-percent similarity between both the data.
He explained that the company took notice when an outside researcher, David Scheutz, contacted them with his findings that indicated the actual source of leak is more likely to be the company, not the FBI.
However, DeHart denied that the company has never provided the data to FBI, although he did not exclude the possibility that the shared data on company’s server might have somehow made its way to FBI computers, also adding that there is no way to check whether or not the data was stolen from Blue Toad.
As of now, the intentions of Anonymous group are still unknown and so the company suggests that its users update the apps (if available) because the newer versions do not collect UDIDs as per Apple’s instructions given at the beginning of this year.
Blue Toad offers apps and services to 6000 different publishers and digital publications, such as magazines, to millions of people around the world.