Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple#039;s servers

A 16-year-old boy convicted of taking about 1 terabyte of information from Apple's system is sentenced on 27th September.

by Bloomberg NewsThe defendant is facing two complaints, one of which is punished by a maximum of two years sentence and another one year sentence.

Because he was a minor at the time of the offense, the defendant from Melbourne was not named originally.

As reported for the first time in mid-August, a hacker who is a fan of Apple who dreamed of working for the company downloaded the file using the approved key and placed it in a folder named hacky hack .

Hacking took place for more than two years, claiming that the defendant and accomplice "copied a lot of confidential data from a privacy and commercial point of view." Apple found a violation and notified the FBI.FBI notified the Australian law enforcement agency.

Soon Apple said that customer data has not leaked. "In this case, our team found unauthorized access, housed it and reported it to the police," the company said in a statement at the time.

Prosecutors said the hacker and his accomplices did not make efforts to advertise his crime by a criticized hacker, but said, "There is no commercial interest." Indeed, they remained completely out of the press until the conviction proscribed in August was announced.

© Appleinsider

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