Apple has however released a statement about the 16 year old Melbourne schoolboy hacking incident, who pleaded guilty to the allegation faced by him about hacking into Apple’s internal server on several occasions over one year that no personal data was compromised.
According to The Guardian, Apple states that: At Apple, we vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats.
In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorized access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement. We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities and want to assure our customers that no point during this incident was their personal data compromised.
It was reported that the Australian teen downloaded about 90 GB of confidential files; he accessed customer’s accounts, and stored their informations on a computer folder as “hacky hack hack”.
However it’s quite fuzzy what he downloaded during the network intrusion. His name has been withheld therefore, he cannot be named publicly because of his popularity in the hacking community, and also due to his age as well. Although the student, reportedly has pleaded guilty to the allegations in an Australian children’s court but his sentencing, has been adjourned to next month. It was also reported that the teenager had a way of accessing Apple’s internal servers that worked smoothly for him and granted him easy access multiple times, until he was caught.
After the unauthorized breach in access got detected by Apple and was contained, an international investigation began as the FBI which later alerted the Australian Federal Police, who in turn began a thorough search warrant on the Teen’s family home last year, where the software that had enabled him to hack, was found on his laptop.
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