We all know very well that in August it became known that a teenager had stolen up to 90TB of confidential information from the tech giant Apple. The hacker left too much evidence and the Cupertino company, of course, the tech giant Apple took legal action against the young hacker. However, now according to the latest reports, the 16-Year-Old who hacked Apple servers repeatedly evades prison.
16-Year-Old Who Hacked Apple Servers Escapes Prison
In August it became known that a teenager had stolen up to 90TB of confidential information from the tech giant Apple. The hacker left too much evidence and the Cupertino company, of course, the tech giant Apple could take legal action against the young Australian.
After several weeks of investigation and hearings, the authorities of Australia determined that the attacker is guilty of the allegations, although, it will be not able to be free of going to prison, according to reports of the well-known media platform, of course, I am talking about the Bloomberg portal.
The reasons for his salvation are very clear. The young man was a minor when he attacked the tech giant Apple’s servers between 2015 and 2017, he was just 16 years old. Despite avoiding jail because of his age, a court in the aforementioned country granted him an eight-month probation order.
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On the other hand, the authorities made it clear that his crime was very serious, as he had made a “sustained, sophisticated and successful attack against the security of a large multinational company,” of course, I am talking about the tech giant Apple.
As the hacker is accused of downloading 90TB of files from the servers of the tech giant Apple which includes customer accounts as well. Moreover, the hacker also managed to grab his hold on the ‘authorized keys‘ which could allow access to user accounts.
In one of the previous hearings, the defendant claimed that the hacker felt much admiration towards the company founded by Steve Jobs. This caused him to feel motivated to perform those actions, but at no time did he intend to cause harm to the company, said the lawyer. His dream was simply to get a job inside the tech giant Apple.
Although the teenager has already received his punishment, the investigations will continue their course with the devices seized, a MacBook and a hard drive where the hacker kept the stolen data. It is suspected that there was an assistant involved in the theft of information, so the situation still has more stories to tell us.
The tech giant Apple had already confirmed that the data of its users were not compromised after the hack. Of course, those of Cupertino company (the tech giant Apple) has not revealed what information was obtained from their servers.
However, the tech giant Apple made it clear that one of their biggest responsibilities was to provide security to their clients’ data. Of course, the teenager has already lost his chance to work at the tech giant Apple. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.