A lot of companies today are concerned about securing their networks. We have also heard about lot of ransomware attacks in past few years. Companies spend good amount of money on firewalls, security appliances to protect against external attacks. However there is something interesting that happened recently. We know that Apple servers are quiet difficult to hack but you know what, you could be wrong. A 16 year high school teen hacked Apple Servers and stole 90GB data.
Teen Hacked Apple Servers and Stole 90GB of Secure Files
This news was reported by popular site TheHackerNews. The teenager from southern city of Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Apple network, accessed the servers and stole 90GB of secure files. He could have used multiple backdoors to break into Apple network and this was done cleverly without any detection. Among those secured files includes secure authorized keys that were used to grant login access to users and access multiple user accounts. In addition all the sensitive documents were saved in a folder called “hacky hack hack“. This was found when the Australian Federal Police raided teens’ home for investigation.
Upon investigation, the teen revealed that he admired Apple Inc a lot and always wanted to work for this company. It was his dream to work for this company. We all know Apple is giant company and most people look forward to work for this company. Apple Inc said that no customer data was compromised post this incident. As the teen is a juvenile offender his name wasn’t revealed to public. Australian Federal Police raided the teen’s home and found two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive.
Apple first contacted the U.S. FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) when it detected this intrusion. Later, the FBI handed over this matter to Australian Federal Police (AFP). An Apple spokesman mentioned that “We want to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised”.