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Thursday, 16 August 2018

A student hacks Apple's servers and downloads 90 GB of data



A high school student in Australia has repeatedly hacked Apple's servers, successfully downloading over 90 GB of "security data" . The young man, supposedly, also accessed accounts of some customers of the company of the bitten apple.

It all started when the boy, whose name has not been revealed due to legal reasons, was 16 years old . Access to Apple servers from time to time, through the use of "authorized keys" that guarantee access to user login.

Apple, finally, detected the threat. They saw that there was unauthorized access to their servers and informed the FBI. From the FBI they began an investigation in Australia , since the source of the intrusions came from there. The Australian Federal Police also joined the investigation.

The young man was very well known in the hacker community
The student used VPNs and other tools to avoid being tracked , but Apple's systems collected the serial numbers of the MacBooks used to perform the attacks.

"TWO APPLE LAPTOPS HAVE BEEN SEIZED AND THEIR SERIAL NUMBERS MATCH THE SERIAL NUMBERS OF THE DEVICES THAT ACCESSED THE INTERNAL SYSTEMS. A MOBILE PHONE AND A HARD DRIVE HAVE ALSO BEEN SEIZED AND THEIR IP ADDRESS ALSO MATCHES THE INTRUSIONS IN THE ORGANIZATION. "

As a curious fact, all the material the young man downloaded was stored in a folder called "Hacky Hack Hack".

The boy has pleaded guilty, and the sentence will be revealed next month . The student's lawyer said that the boy had carried out the hacking attacks because "he was a fan of the company" and he hoped to be able to work there one day. A dream that probably will not come true.

Source | 9to5mac

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