Condemnation set for Australian teenager accused of hacking Apple0s servers

The then-16-year-old, who pleads guilty of taking about a terabyte of information from Apple's systems, will be sentenced September 27.

According to Bloomberg News, the defendant is faced with two charges, one of which has a maximum penalty of two years, while the other of one year.

Because he was a minor at the time of the alleged crime, the accused, coming from Melbourne, was not mentioned.

As was first reported in August, the hacker, described as an Apple fan who once dreamed of working for the company, used an authorized key to download the files and placed them in a folder called "hack" hack hack & # 39 ;.

The hacks allegedly took place over the course of more than two years, bringing with them the accused and an accomplice "who have modified and copied a large amount of data that were sensitive both from the privacy and commercial point of view." Apple discovered the offense and informed the FBI, who in turn informed the Australian law enforcement agencies.

Apple said shortly afterwards that no customer data was affected. "In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorized access, contained and reported the incident to law enforcement agencies," the company said in a statement.

The Public Prosecutor said that the hacker and his accomplice "had not remained commercially uninterested," although it was also noted that the accused hacker made no attempt to publicize his crime. Indeed, it remained completely out of the media until the news of the suspect's plea in August.

© Appleinsider

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