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Teen Hacker of Apple Escapes Sentencing


A teenager in Australia made an intrusion into the computers of Apple office, spread over 2-yrs followed with downloading sensitive data of 90GB size, while escaped conviction even after admitting his crime.

The case of the teenager, a student and now aged 19, is being heard inside a Children's Court of Australia but since a local legislation safeguards juveniles' identity, the teenager cannot be named within the purview of that legislation. Previously, he admitted guilt towards hacking Apple's computers during 2 time-periods -once during June 2015-November 2016 and another during April 2017. While not giving its comment to Gizmodo on request, Apple, however, told Bloomberg that the hackers couldn't do any harm to customers' personal information.

That the teenager hacked Apple's systems and pulled down secure files from them, this fact was revealed during an inspection of his residence situated inside Melbourne. The stolen data was found inside one PC folder that the teenager had named "Hacky hack hack." He gave the reason for hacking Apple as his being a great fan of the organization. The incident drew attention the first time with Apple's discovery of the intrusion which notified the FBI with all details, and FBI thereafter informed Australian authorities about the same. Cultofmac.com posted this, September 27, 2018.

Earlier when aged 16 the boy's case was presented before the court. The related incident was the boy's first remote hacking of Apple's office PCs while he was at his suburban residence. Similar hacks he carried out few other times because he admired the organization. After Federal Bureau of Investigation informed about the activities of the teen to Australian Federal Police the latter ran a raid at the boy's residence. The police confiscated 3 PCs having identical Internet Protocol address and which the boy utilized for doing the hacks.

A lawyer for the boy stated his client's fascination for the Cupertino organization and a great interest in information technology induced him to infiltrate Apple. Back during August, the boy had admitted to dual charges. At the time he wasn't convicted on record while got a probation order of 8 months.

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