Australian Teen Sparks Fbi Action After Hacking Apple Media


SYDNEY – An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc (AAPL.O), downloading big internal files and accessing customer accounts, because he was a fan of the company, local media reported.

The boy, 16, from Melbourne city, broke into the United States company’s mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year, The Age newspaper reported, citing statements by the teenager’s lawyer in court.

The teen downloaded 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessed customer accounts without exposing his identity. When Apple became aware of the intrusion it contacted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, which referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the newspaper said, quoting statements made in court.

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