If you thought that breaking into the Apple It must already be something "difficult", so look at this case. A young man (who had not been named for legal reasons) from the city of Melbourne, Australia, is facing legal action after hacking Apple's systems multiple times, as reported by The Age.
When it finally found out the attacks, the Cupertino giant notified the FBI, which forwarded the information to the Australian Federal Police. During a hearing held today (8/16), the teenager's lawyer said in court that the young man is a big fan of Apple and that "his dream was to work for the company" is something that will really be left for dreams now.
Still according to the matter, the teenager was able to access 90GB of files Ma's internal network including login information for thousands of users. After searching the young man's home, investigators found two Macs, who were duly identified as the tools used to carry out the attacks. In addition to notebooks, the police also seized a smartphone and an external disk.
During the attacks, the young man hid his identity on the web using various methods, including "computerized tunnels". After the break-ins, he used WhatsApp to communicate that he had successfully entered Ma's systems in an app group. The teenager's lawyer asked the Australian court not to disclose further details of the case as the young man well known in the hacking community could put him at risk.
The court recognized that the young man was guilty of the attacks and of stealing sensitive information from Ma's servers; your sentence should be released next month. For now, Apple has not publicly commented on the case and has not reported how many accounts or what data has been accessed.
Update 08/17/2018 s 08:15
Apple ruled on the case and said that no personal customer data was exposed or compromised in the incident of the attack on its servers. As mentioned above, Apple confirmed that it cracked the hijack after "unauthorized access" to its systems, containing it and reporting the incident to the police.
"We want to assure our customers that at no time, during this incident, personal data was compromised," added the Apple spokesman.
The teenager pleaded guilty during the hearing and will be sentenced next month, as reported by 9to5Mac.