Australian schoolboy hacks into Apple’s network, obtains 90 GB of sensitive data
An Australian teenager reportedly hacked into Apple’s mainframe computer network and obtained personal information of the customers.
The boy has confessed to a Children’s Court in Melbourne that he hacked into Apple’s mainframe several times for the past one year. It is alleged that he had downloaded more than 90GB of important Apple internal files and customer account details.
The boy is said to have created virtual computer tunnels with the help of online bypassing techniques and hacking software on his laptop and managed to break the firewall of Apple computer network. After the company noticed the breach, it filed a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information was forwarded to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and a probe led to the arrest of the hacker.
As reported by The Age, during the raid, the police seized two laptops, a hardware and a mobile, they also found 90GB data stored in one of the seized laptop’s folders titled ‘hacky hack hack.’
The irony is that the teen wants to be an Apple employee in future, but his recent act may very well close the gates for Apple.
The court has acknowledged the teen’s plea and is expected to deliver the final judgment on 20th September.
Since the case is under investigation, there are no official details whether the hacker shared the sensitive data with others. But it comes to light that the boy might have boosted his coup with his friends on WhatsApp.
Apple has released a press note, assuring customers that no private information has been compromised and there is absolutely nothing to worry about.