Apple on 17th August said that no customer data was compromised in the recent hack they have faced from the 16-year-old schoolboy boy of Australia.
Earlier as per the Australian media reports a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network of Apple, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. As per the reports from Australia, teenager hacked into Apple’s systems and saved files in a ‘hacky hack hack’ folder.
The boy, 16, whose name could not be made public because he was a juvenile offender. He is basically from the southern city of Melbourne.
Reportedly he broke into the US computer giant’s mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year, The Age newspaper reported, citing statements by the teenager’s lawyer in court.
As per the reports, the teen downloaded 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessed customer accounts without exposing his identity, the paper said.
Apple contacted the US Federal Bureau of Investigation when it became aware of the intrusion, The Age said, quoting statements made in court. The FBI then referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
The report said an AFP raid on the boy’s family home produced two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive that matched the intrusion reported by Apple. Boy saved files in a ‘hacky hack hack’ folder.
The firm, which earlier this month became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value said the company’s information security personnel “discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement” without commenting further on the specifics of the case.
“We … want to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised,” the spokesman said.
The boy is expected to be sentenced by the 20th September as per a court spokeswoman, who further denied to comment on the matter.