Apple AirTag Leads Researcher Down A Trail To ‘Secret Intelligence Agency’
By Alexa Heah, 26 Jan 2022
A German researcher decided to use an Apple AirTag to uncover a secret intelligence agency among the country’s federal authorities.
Lilith Wittmann claimed that her fact-finding mission has revealed that the nation’s Federal Telecommunications Service is in fact a “camouflage authority” for a secret agency, which she initially said “does not exist.”
According to Apple Insider, the activist has detailed her profoundly thorough journey to proving her hypothesis, which includes going through a list of federal authorities and recording transcripts of calls with an officer that has since been uncontactable.
It was through these calls, numerous IP locators, and even trips to stake out official buildings did Wittman continue her search of hunting down the “mysterious” unit.
She has since theorized that it is part of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and that there are in fact two of these “camouflage” units that are allegedly a part of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
As per Tech Times, to prove the offices of the secret agencies existed, Wittmann sent a parcel to the addresses she collated, slipping an AirTag into the mix. She then tracked the delivery through Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature as it traveled to its destination.
The AirTag ended up at the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Cologne, which was strange, given that the parcel had originally been addressed to the telecommunications authority located in another part of the country.
Now, Wittmann says she will be continuing a third installation of her series, though she cheekily added that the intelligence service need not return her AirTag.
“I heard they are supposed to be very expensive,” she remarks.
[via AppleInsider and Tech Times, cover image via Jack Skeens / Shutterstock.com]
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