A 17-year-old Australian teenager admitted to attacking and breaking into Apple’s server system for the first time at the age of 13 and the second time at 15 to impress Apple in order to get a job. company.
The 17-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed due to being underage, had to go to court for young people in the city of Adelaide (Australia) with a charge of attacking the computer system.
At the trial, the teenager admitted that he and another young man living in Melbourne (Australia) attacked Apple computer systems, for the first time in 2015, when the teenager was 13 years old, and The second time in 2017. These two teenagers downloaded Apple’s internal documents after successfully entering the company’s server.
Prosecutors said the teenager had used “high-level technical expertise” in information technology to create fake digital information that mistook Apple’s server that the teenager was Company employees and permission to log into the server.
The incident was discovered only when Apple found signs of intrusion into his server and provided details for the FBI. Although both teenagers used virtual VPN systems to hide their true identity, the authorities were able to identify themselves.
Mark Twiggs, a 17-year-old lawyer, said his client didn’t understand the severity of the action and thought that attacking Apple’s server would impress the company and would be Apple recruited.
“It happened when my client was 13, a very young age,” said lawyer Mark Twiggs. “He did not measure the severity of criminal behavior but only hoped to get a job at Apple.”
The 17-year-old’s lawyer asked the judge to not convict his client because he intended to learn about cyber security and a teenage sentence that would greatly affect the future and job opportunities. Do this teenager’s in the future. Lawyers also think that they should take advantage of the talent of this young man, rather than pushing him into the path of sin.
“My client was very sorry. He has a natural talent and let him use this talent for useful things, ” Twiggs said in court.
In the end, the teenager was freed from a severe penalty that was fined only $ 500 and would be subject to behavioral surveillance for 9 months.
“He is obviously an IT talent. It is a gift. The boy must use this gift for good purposes, “said Judge David White, who tried the 17-year-old trial.
The accomplice of the teenager in the incident was also not convicted in a teenage trial in Victoria (Australia) last year.
Apple did not make any comments about the verdict for two young hackers who hacked into its server system. It is known that Apple did not have any financial losses after the attacks of these two teenagers.