A kid hacked Apple – Apples servers are always very secured. The company hasn’t suffered any massive breach that have exposed user data to hackers.
However, a Sixteen year old from Australia has hacked Apple and stole away some 90GB of secure files and accessing customer accounts in the process. The best part is that he stored it all in a folder called “hacky hack hack.”
The kid used VPNs and other systems to hide his identity and hacked Apple’s servers for about a year. He also had access to authorized keys, the kind that grant log-in access to users and should be extremely secure. This has been going on for about a year until Apple caught wind of it now.
The Sixteen year old tried to hide his identity. Until Apple was able to identify the serial numbers of the laptops used to perform the attacks, and that’s how the investigation led to Australia.
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.
The teen apparently used WhatsApp to brag about his achievements to other parties. He pleaded guilty in court and now awaits sentencing… and Apple should probably follow up with a job offer.
The kids name can’t be shared because he’s still a minor, but also because he’s a well-known individual in the international hacking community.
Apple is not as secured as we thought after all or maybe the kid was just too good. Lolz