Thu. Jul 9th, 2020

Australian teenager hackers attack Apple and steal 90GB security files

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According to the Theage reported that a juvenile court in Australia confirmed that a boy in a private school in Melbourne had repeatedly broken into Apple secure computer system, and is currently facing criminal charges.

On Thursday, the juvenile court heard that the teenager downloaded a 90GB security file and invaded the client’s account. Since the age of 16, he has been developing computer tunnels and online bypass systems to hide his identity until a raid on his home reveals a large number of hacking files and instructions stored in a hacky hack. Hack” in the folder.

The teenager’s defence lawyer said that his client is very famous in the international hacking circle, and even mentioning the case in detail will expose him to exposure risks. The Crown Prosecutor also admitted that Apple is “very sensitive about publicity.”

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The court said in the trial that the Australian Federal Police searched the teenager’s residence last year. A prosecutor said: “Two Apple laptops were seized and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems. A mobile phone and hard drive were also seized and the IP address … matched the intrusions into the organisation. The purpose was to connect remotely to the company’s internal systems.”

Apple’s contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) triggered this major international investigation. AFP found that the software that launched the hacking attack has been installed on the teenager’s laptop. Further analysis found that the boy successfully obtained the “authorisation key”, which is part of his criminal behaviour.

The authorisation key grants the user login privileges and is said to be very secure. Then he uses Whatsapp to communicate his attacks to others. Continuous access continued until Apple finally discovered his presence and blocked it.

Court documents show that before the boy was caught, his invasion channel “worked flawlessly.” He later told the police that he “dreams” to work for Apple. This month, Apple became the world’s first listed company with a market capitalisation of trillions of dollars.

Due to the complexity of the case, the judge acknowledged the boy’s confession and postponed the case until next month.