A schoolboy from Melbourne in Australia repeatedly broke into Apple’s servers is facing criminal charges after they called in the FBI.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple’s servers from his home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer.
The Australian Federal Police executed a search warrant on the teen’s home last year, the court heard.
“Two Apple laptops were seized and the serial numbers matched the serial numbers of the devices which accessed the internal systems,” a prosecutor said. 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.”
The major international investigation was sparked when Apple contacted the FBI, who passed the allegations on to the AFP.
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