A teenager from Melbourne hacked Apple systems in cappuccino HQ several times within one year and accessed the customer accounts data.
The 16 year old Australian have downloaded 90GB of the customer’s account data, but not the personal information. For legal reasons boy’s name not mentioned. Its Unclear what type of data downloaded until raid took place.
Theft data stored in folder named “hacky hack hack”, boy has never initiated steps to be anonymous. The company apple informed FBI for unauthorized trespass. They contacted the Australian federal police as obtained warrant to raid the teenager’s home.
Moreover, officials found two apple laptops with serial numbers matching. The devices used to get authorization access to the Apple network. The IP address used matched with the attacker. They seized laptops containing the hacker software, one mobile and hard drive.
However, teen lawyers argued that boy responsible for unauthorized access because he was fan of the company and dreamed of working there. The boy is set to sentence next month.
“At Apple, we vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats,” Apple said in a statement.
“We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities. And want to assure our customers that at no point during incident their personal data compromised.”