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Australian Hacker Successfully Hacked Apple's Main Computers Downloading Internal Files & Accessing Customer Accounts

1 x hacker on Apple computers and customer accounts


Apple Inc said on Friday that no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.


A16 year old male hacker from Melbourne Australia who can't legally be identified broke into Apple's mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year, citing statements by the teenager's lawyer in court.


The Australian news further noted that "The Children's Court heard on Thursday that he had downloaded 90gb of secure files and accessed customer accounts.


His offending from the age of 16 saw him develop computerized tunnels and online bypassing systems to hide his identity until a raid on his family home uncovered a litany of hacking files and instructions all saved in a folder titled "hacky hack hack".


The teen's defense lawyer said his client had become so well known in the international hacking community that even mentioning the case in detail could expose him to risk.


The Crown prosecutor also acknowledged that Apple was "very sensitive about publicity."


The Australian Federal Police executed a search warrant on the teen's home last year, the court heard.


A prosecutor stated that the "Two Apple laptops were seized and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems."


Further analysis found that the schoolboy successfully accessed 'authorized keys' as part of his offending. Authorized keys grant log-in access to users and are said to be extremely secure.


He then used WhatsApp to communicate his offending to others. The court heard the access "worked flawlessly" until the teen was caught.


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