Showing 1 results for:


by Topic

All results

A Teenager Hacked Apple Twice Hoping The Company Would Give Him A Job

If you want to impress a company, hacking them probably isn’t the way to go. Unfortunately, that’s the exact tactic one Australian teenager used in 2015 and 2017. Recently, the 17-year-old was sentenced to nine months probation by a judge who encouraged him to use his talents “for good,” Business Insider reported . The teenager originally hacked Apple’s mainframe with the help of another teenager when he was 13-years-old. Using his “high level of expertise,” he created false credentials to break into the server where he downloaded internal documents and data, according to the Australian Broadcasting Network . Apple alerted the FBI after the company detected a breach. As a result, the Australian Federal Police ended up raiding the boy’s home. Gizmodo Australia reported that police discovered 90GB of files in a folder titled “hacky hack hack.” “We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities and want to assure our customers that at no point during this...

May 28, 2019