Schoolboy from Adelaide hacked Apple


The schoolboy from Adelaide, Australia, who hacked into the secure computer system of Apple when his age was just 13 yrs. has been advised to use the "significant talent" he have for good work instead of wrong doings. The boy, whose age at present is 17 yrs., faced the Youth Court of Adelaide and pleaded guilty for numerous computer hacking charges.


The Youth court heard that the schoolboy from Adelaide along with another Melbourne teenager hacked into Apple's mainframe in Dec. 2015 and again on early 2017, and then downloaded internal data and documents. The court heard that the Adelaide schoolboy used the "high level of expertise" he possess in information technology for creating fake digital credentials, which tricked the server of Apple to think that he was an employee of the company itself. His actions have been reported to FBI, who then contacted the AFP (Australian Federal Police).


Mark Twiggs, the boy's lawyer, said to the court that "this offending started when my client was 13 years of age, a very young age. He had no idea about the seriousness of the offence and hoped that when it was discovered that he might gain employment at this company".


Twiggs added that "he didn't know this was going to lead to anything other than a job at the end of it, [this] happened in Europe, a similar person got caught and they ended up getting employed by the company".


The court heard that the technology giant (i.e. Apple) didn't incur any kind of intellectual or financial loss from this hack.


The boy's lawyer called for the Adelaide schoolboy (i.e. his client) to get spared a conviction, as the schoolboy planned to study the cyber security as well as criminology at the university and any kind of criminal record can impact his job opportunities in future.


After putting this Adelaide teenager on 9months probation instead of the jail time, the Magistrate David White according to the ABC News Australia said that "he is clearly someone who is a gifted individual when it comes to information technology, that being said, those who have this advantage of being gifted doesn't give them the right to abuse that gift". Magistrate White added that he must use the "significant talent" he has for good work instead of evil doings.


The boy's accomplice has been also spared from a conviction by Victoria's Children's Court.


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