Apple's Servers Hacked by 16-Year-Old, 90GB of Secure Files Were Stolen

A 16-year-old Melbourne private schoolboy hacked Apple’s servers for more than a year, and it is now facing criminal charges after the Cupertino, California-based tech giant contacted the FBI to report the hack.

The Age reports today that a 16-year-old Australian kid from Melbourne repeatedly hacked Apple’s servers from his suburban home because he proclaims himself as the biggest fan of the company and thought he’s doing a good thing.

During the hacking sessions, the Australian teen reportedly had downloaded about 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorised keys that grant log-in access to users, and accessed multiple user accounts.

He was caught last year by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after a raid on his home, but everything was kept secret until now the teen is well known in the in… (read more)

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