Teenager who hacked Apple’s servers gets 8-months probation

Teenager got off without a prison sentence.
Photo: Ste Smith / Cult of Mac

An Australian teenager who has infiltrated Apple's server and downloaded confidential data has been under probation instead of a prison.

The ruling was announced on Thursday. Teenagers who hacked from June 2015 to April 2017 are not named because they are protected by Australian law. They were 16 years old when the first hacking incident occurred.

"Your anger is serious," the judge told the teenager. "This was a sustained and sophisticated attack on the security of large multinational corporations.

No beliefs are recorded for teenagers. They committed two charges and received a probation order for 8 months.

Hacky Hack Hack

Teenager downloaded 90GB secure file from Apple. The information was attacked at the family 's house in Melbourne. He was stored in the folder of a computer called "Hacky hack hack". He said he chose Apple as a hacker because he was a big fan of the company.

This case became clear for the first time when Apple found a hack and handed out the details to the FBI. Then the FBI shared it with Australian authorities.

The court was told that hackers were able to use "perfectly functioning" security keys to access Apple information. Apple did not reveal stolen data accurately, said the customer's personal information has not been infringed.

Source: Bloomberg

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