A Melbourne, Australia teen is confronting rapist charges after accessing Apple’s backend network mixed times over a year, according to Australian journal The Age. He apparently did this out of love, his counsel says, since he dignified a association and “dreamed of” operative there. He managed to download 90GB of “secure files” and patron accounts, nonetheless it’s misleading accurately what partial of a network infrastructure he accessed.
He reportedly grown mixed backdoors and evaded showing adult until a raid on his parents’ home unprotected a garland of stolen files and instructions saved in a folder really apparently named “hacky penetrate hack.” Australian military also seized dual laptops, a phone, and tough expostulate from a teen. He also apparently relied on some arrange of program to assistance him inside, though again, it’s not transparent what duty this program served. He has pleaded guilty and is due subsequent month for sentencing. We’ve reached out to Apple for criticism and will refurbish if we hear back.
This, of course, isn’t a initial time hackers have been drawn to Apple data. Most infamously, hackers accessed mixed celebrities’ iCloud accounts by a phishing debate that led to a edition of womanlike victims’ bare photos. It’s probable that this Australian hacker also infiltrated iCloud accounts as against to some low covering of Apple’s network. More recently, a Turkish Crime Factory claimed to have stolen hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials, though eventually was found to have only recycled already open data. It isn’t transparent either this Australian teen found a novel approach in or relied on aged work.