A 16-year-old hacked Apple and stole 90GB of secure files

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According to the original report in The Age, a 16-year-old boy from Melbourne, Australia, hacked Apple's servers from his home several times over the past year.

An Australian teenager managed to hack Apple, steal 90 gigabytes of secure files, and access customer accounts, a court has heard, according to The Age. In the process, he stole approximately 90GB of data and was even able to access customer records.

According to The Age, the hacker was supposedly done in past year when an Australian Federal Police raid at his home led investigators to a folder on his laptop containing pertinent files and instructions, labeled 'hacky hack hack'.

The "private schoolboy" apparently "dreamed" of working for Apple, so, really, the company should be flattered to have such clever fans.

Apple uncovered the intrusion and contained the FBI, which communicated the incident to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

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The Age reports that in the Children's Court yesterday, his lawyer said the boy became "so well known in the global hacking community that even mentioning the case in detail could expose him to risk". He is said to be well-known in the global hacking community. The teenager reportedly used WhatsApp to send these keys to others. Apple could certainly clear up the details, but it's been publicity-shy about this case.

"Two Apple laptops were seized, and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems", said a prosecutor.

Authorities ended up confiscating a pair of laptops, a mobile phone, and a hard drive during a raid on the boy's home.

"The objective was to connect remotely to the company's internal systems".

The teen pleaded guilty and will return to court next month for sentencing, our sister site ZDNet reports.