Apple’s tall claims of keeping your data secured were challenged by an Australian teenager when he repeatedly hacked Apple servers and downloaded 90 GB of ‘secure files.’
As reported by The Age, the teenager hacked Apple’s mainframe computer multiple times from his home, simply because “he was a fan of the iPhone maker company” and dreamed of working for Apple.
He got the access to “authorized keys” that could grant access to user accounts to anybody and are considered extremely secure. Apple soon identified the hacks and reported the case to the FBI and Australian Federal Police.
After the raid at his home, the legal authorities found the software that was used for hacking installed on his laptop.
“Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems,” said a prosecutor.
Not only the culprit downloaded secured files but also accessed several customer accounts. Interestingly, the boy holds an impressive image in the world of hacking.
The story became more interesting when it was found that he saved all the instructions for hacking and the hacked data in a folder named “hacky hack hack.”
The hacker in question has pleaded guilty in the court, and the magistrate has decided to announce the sentence by next week because of the complexities involved in the case.