A 17-year-old teenager Australian teenager decided to attract the attention of the tech giant by gaining access to its mainframe with false credentials.
The teen was dreaming of a job in Apple and was convicted that the actions meaning much more of a static CV or applications for internship.
Unfortunately, the teen was identified and he has been found guilty of hacking twice into Apple’s infrastructure in 2015 and 2017.
“The boy, who is now 17, faced the Adelaide Youth Court and pleaded guilty to multiple computer hacking charges.” reported the Australian ABC website.
“The court heard he and another teenager from Melbourne hacked into the technology giant’s mainframe in December 2015 and then again in early 2017 and downloaded internal documents and data.”
The teenager is from Adelaide, Australia, and violated an Apple mainframe by creating false credentials, he was helped by another young hacker. The lawyer of the teen, Mark Twiggs, explained to the court that his client had no bad intentions and due to his young age he was not aware of the severe consequences.
This offending started when my client was 13 years of age, a very young age,” said Twiggs.
“He had no idea about the seriousness of the offence and hoped that when it was discovered that he might gain employment at this company.
“He didn’t know this was going to lead to anything other than a job at the end of it, [this] happened in Europe, a similar person got caught and they ended up getting employed by the company.”
The good news is that Apple did not incur any financial or intellectual loss from the hack.
Magistrate David White only placed the teenager on a $500 bond to be of good
“He is clearly someone who is a gifted individual when it comes to information technology, that being said, those who have this advantage of being gifted doesn’t give them the right to abuse that gift,” said the Magistrate.
“The manner in which the world functions is one that is heavily reliant on computer technology and those who unlawfully interfere with those systems can do enormous amounts of damage.”
Magistrate White asked the guy to use his talent in a better way in the future avoiding to violate any law.