On Thursday, 16 August 2018, it became known that the Australian schoolboy hacked into the servers of Apple. On 17 August, the Corporation said that customer data was not compromised in the attack.

16-year-old young man from Melbourne has repeatedly encroached on Apple servers over the last year. The last attempt was particularly successful — the young man was able to download 90 GB of sensitive data. According to the materials of the juvenile court, the young hacker also gained access to client accounts.

“The security staff discovered unauthorized access, stopped the connection and reported the incident to law enforcement.

We want to assure our customers that at no stage attack their personal data was not compromised,” — said Apple representatives.

Apple contacted the FBI, who in turn referred the case of Australian colleagues. During a search at the suspect’s house was seized two laptop, mobile phone and hard disk. With these devices, the teenager was able to get remote access to the security systems of Apple and download 90 GB of data.

In the interests of the investigation the name and appearance of the hacker were not disclosed. Apple doesn’t comment on what the files were stolen. The incident occurred at the end of 2017, but the story became public only after the case was published by the juvenile court. The final sentence of the young man will be sentenced in a month’s time.


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