16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files
August 20, 2018
Seid Yassin (548 articles)
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16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files

Well, there’s something quite embarrassing for Apple fans.

Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school student proved that nothing is impossible.

The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Apple servers and downloaded some 90GB of secure files, including extremely secure authorized keys used to grant login access to users, as well as access multiple user accounts.

The teen told the authorities that he hacked Apple because he was a huge fan of the company and “dreamed of” working for the technology giant.

What’s more embarrassing? The teen, whose name is being withheld as he’s still a minor, hacked the company’s servers not once, but numerous times over the course of more than a year, and Apple’s system administrators failed to stop their users’ data from being stolen.

When Apple finally noticed the intrusion, the company contacted the FBI, which took the help of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after detecting his presence on their servers and blocking him.

The AFP caught the teenager last year after a raid on his residence and seized two Apple laptops, a mobile phone, and a hard drive.

Source | thehackernews