Skip to comments.'Hacky hack hack': Australia teen breaches Apple's secure network
Posted on 08/17/2018 2:18:18 PM PDT by Red Badger
A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said Friday no customer data was compromised.
The Children's Court of Victoria was told the teenager broke into Apple's mainframea large, powerful data processing systemfrom his home in the suburbs of Melbourne and downloaded 90GB of secure files, The Age reported late Thursday.
The boy, then aged 16, accessed the system multiple times over a year as he was a fan of Apple and had "dreamed of" working for the US firm, the newspaper said, citing his lawyer.
Apple said in a statement Friday that its teams "discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement".
The firm, which earlier this month became the first private-sector company to surpass US$1 trillion in market value, said it wanted "to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised".
An international investigation was launched after the discovery involving the FBI and the Australian Federal Police, The Age reported.
The federal police said it could not comment on the case as it is still before the court.
The Age said police raided the boy's home last year and found hacking files and instructions saved in a folder called "hacky hack hack".
"Two Apple laptops were seized and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems," a prosecutor was reported as saying.
A mobile phone and hard drive were also seized whose IP address matched those detected in the breaches, he added.
The teen has pleaded guilty and the case is due to return to court for his sentencing next month.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-hacky-hack-australia-teen-breaches.html#jCp
The kid stole some high-privilege access keys -- not from Apple -- and used them to access Apple resources.
Fake headline. Also, there are at one prior thread on this with all the true background in addition to the tech urinalist lies and inuendo.
If he could do it, how many others have done it?..................
s/there are at one/there is at least one/
My guess is he had a family member or friend who was an Apple employee, the employee was a little careless, and the kid was able to steal his keys.
-THAT- was the hack. It had nothing to do with "hacking Apple". He hacked the person he stole the keys from.
How many others? Depends on how many people have that circumstance. I hope when they find out who the kid stole the keys from, they fire his/her ass on the spot. They'll never work in high-tech again.
That’s what Hacky McHackFace wants.
However, Assange escalated his attacks when he was in his early 20s and hacked into Pentagon databases and into USA banking and financial databases.
Those later attacks are most likely why Assange will be extradited to the USA if ever leaves the Ecuador Embassy in London.
here’s SM’s ping msg on the earlier thread:
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