Teen Apple Hacker Avoids Jail in Australia After Serious Attacks

David Stringer reports:

An Australian teenager who hacked Apple Inc. systems over several months and downloaded sensitive data avoided a jail term Thursday, as a court heard he was fascinated by the tech giant and found accessing its networks addictive.

The now adult defendant, who was 16 at the time the hacking began, accessed Apple’s internal systems and copied data and authentication keys, a magistrate told a Children’s Court. The company contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Australian police subsequently raided his home.

Read more on Bloomberg. It seems that it wasn’t 90GB of data, as previously reported, but more like 1TB of data that the teen acquired.

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