16-Year-Old Teenager Breaks Into Apple Servers, Steals 90GB Of Data


A 16-year-old teenager is facing criminal charges for hacking into the computer systems of Apple and accessing over 90 GB of private data without proper authorisation.


The teenager who is from Melbourne, Australia, broke in Apple servers not once but several times over the course of more than a year and downloaded over 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as access multiple user accounts.

According to Australian media The Age, Apple quickly notified the FBI the moment they noticed the intrusion, and with the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), a raid was carried out on the teenagers resident.


Items that were seized during the raid includes two Apple laptops, a mobile phone and a hard rive.

"Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the device which accessed the internal systems," The Age quoted a prosecutor. "A mobile phone and hard rive were also seized, and the IP address matched the intrusions into the organization,"

The police also found hacking tools and instructions on how to use them saved in a folder called 'Hack hacky hacky'.

The teen has pleaded guilty to a Children's Court, though his fate will be decided on September 20, 2018.

An Apple spokesperson has come out to say that no customer data was compromised in the breach, while assuring customers that no personal data was compromised.

Though it is still unknown what what kind of data that was stolen..erm, accessed, investigators however said that the teen method "worked flawlessly" until he was caught.


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