A teenager from Melbourne, Australia said that iPhone and Mac manufacturers did not compromise personal data. He, however, was able to download the 90 GB file before he stopped and eventually was arrested.
Apple spokeswoman told Reuters that he discovered unauthorized access, kept it and reported the case to law enforcement officials, "We have notified that customer's personal information has not been infringed I want to guarantee to customers.
When the police searched for a boy 's house, two computers, a smartphone, and a hard drive were confiscated. He was arrested on September 20 and received a ruling.
Clearly, teenagers had sophisticated systems that hacked Apple's servers while hiding his identity. Apple recorded the serial number of the Mac that he used to exploit and eventually tracked him.
It is slightly disgusting, but it is a clever move. Apple can request the serial number of the Mac remotely or the computer is always broadcasting it. Either way, sharing the serial number of the computer really seems to be an obstacle.
Unfortunately for a 16 year old suspect, Apple got the serial number of the Mac. If he had talked to Apple about discovering that it was possible he could have been able to get an internship or reward. Instead, he steals files from the company and gets a criminal record.