A teenager from Melbourne is facing criminal charges after repeatedly breaking into Apple’s mainframe from his laptop.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly committed the hacks because “he was such a fan of the company”.
The Age reports that in the Children’s Court yesterday, his lawyer said the boy became “so well known in the international hacking community that even mentioning the case in detail could expose him to risk”.
The Australian Federal Police executed a search warrant on the teen’s home last year and seized two Apple laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive.
The serial numbers of the devices matched those of the devices which accessed Apple’s internal systems.
The boy his his trail in a network of “computerised tunnels and online bypassing systems”, according to The Age, and stored evidence of his work in a folder titled “hacky hack hack”.
The major international investigation was sparked when Apple contacted the FBI, who passed the allegations on to the AFP.
You can read more about the teen who hacked Apple here at The Age.
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