When the world’s biggest company has its main computer network hacked, who comes to mind as the culprit? A disgruntled employee? No. A nation-state backed hacker? Think again. An organised crime syndicate? Not even close.
No, it was a 16-year-old self-confessed fan who “dreamed of” working for Apple.
The boy from Melbourne is alleged to have hacked into Apple’s mainframe, downloading 90 gigabytes of sensitive files and accessing customer accounts.
The Age reported that the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, saved the files in a folder aptly named “hacky hack hack”.
Apple has stated that no customer data was compromised in the attack.