A Teenage Boy from Melbourne Hacks into Apple’s Mainframe.
A 16-year-old boy, who aspired to work for the US giant, Apple, hacked into its mainframe system from his suburban home in Melbourne, Australia.
A few internal files were accessed by the boy and according to the hearing of the court in Melbourne the information that was hacked was stored in a folder named, “hacky hack hack”. The boy’s name is behind the curtains yet as he is a juvenile offender.
According to the boy’s lawyer, he hoped to work for Apple one day and had a high regard for the company which is why he hacked into the system on numerous points over the span of a year.
The company regarded the security breach and had informed the FBI, which further forwarded the matter to the Australian Federal Police. An AFP raid was made on the boy’s family, as a result of which, two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive were found. Ninety (90) gigabytes of secure files and customer accounts were downloaded by the 16- year- old.
As per what the spokesman of the Apple Company said, the information security personnel had realized the illegal access and had reported the incident to the law enforcement. He also made a statement where he assured the customers that their personal data was still safe with the company. The specific details of the case were not mentioned. The boy was inclined towards bragging about his actions on the instant messaging application, WhatsApp.
The court’s spokesperson said that the 16-year-old boy would be sentenced on 20th September and when asked to comment further, the spokesperson refused. The AFP too rebuffed the request for a statement.