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An Australian Teenager Repeatedly Hacked Into Apple's Servers & Stole Over 90GB Of Secure Data

An Australian teenager pleaded guilty earlier today on charges of repeatedly hacking into Apple servers and stealing data.

He was reportedly able to make off with customer account data, authorized keys, and 90GB of secure files before being caught.


When Apple learned of the intrusions, it blocked him off and notified the FBI, who in turn contacted the Australian Federal Police. The AFP then raided the teenager’s home last year, seizing two Apple laptops, a smartphone, and a hard drive.

According to court proceedings reported by The Age, police were able to connect his IP addresses and device serial numbers to the hacks. They also discovered a stash of hacking files and instructions saved in a folder he had smugly named ‘hacky hack hack’. 


The kid’s lawyer claims he hacked Apple because he was a huge fan of the company and supposedly even dreamed of working there one day. The sentencing is scheduled for next month. Let’s just say, given Apple’s rigidity as far as security is concerned, not to mention the recently heightened public focus on privacy online, things are looking good for the teen.

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