Being a teen, he ended up telling about his achievements to others on WhatsApp and also in order to look cool maybe he stored the stolen data in a folder and named it "hacky hack hack". Following reports of the hacking incident, Apple issued a statement saying that no customer data was compromised from the repeated attacks on its network.
The teenager's lawyer reportedly said he targeted Apple because he is an admirer of the trillion-dollar company and hopes to work for it one day. He did this several times over the course of a year and managed to download around 90GB of "secure files" as well as gaining access to customer accounts. But it's even worse when a teenager makes off with 90GB of ostensibly secure files from Apple, a $1 trillion tech company that prides itself on the security of its products, and that appears to be exactly what happened a year ago.
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The boy, who can not be identified because of his age, appeared at the Children's Court to plead guilty to the hacking. According to The Age, Apple reported the teen to the FBI after detecting external access, and USA authorities then alerted Australian Federal Police, which obtained a warrant to raid the teen's family home past year. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) seized two laptops, a mobile phone, and a hard drive, discovering proof of the hack in the process, including the "hacky hack hack" folder.
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"At Apple, we vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats", a company spokesman told Guardian Australia in a statement.
The boy pleaded guilty and will return to the court for sentencing in September.
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He later told police he had "dreamed of" working for Apple.