The Australian teen who managed to hack Apple’s corporate network has been sentenced to 8 years probation. The then teen has not been named for legal reasons collected a terabyte of sensitive data received his sentencing on Thursday.
After successfully hacking Apple’s servers for two years the boy was finally arrested after a raid on his suburban home last year which yielded two Apple laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive associated with the hack.
Unfortunately the teen did a poor job at hiding his crimes as almost all of the one terabyte secure files and customer data was saved in a file named “hacky hack hack.”
Apple said that customers’ personal data wasn’t compromised as a result of the offenses. “In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorized access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement,” the company said last week in an emailed statement. The Magistrate called the act “serious, sustained and sophisticated,” The defendant cannot be named under Australian law that protects the identity of juvenile offenders.