It’s worth noting that Apple’s statement doesn’t line up with the lawyer’s claim that the teen accessed customer accounts. If that part is true, it would almost certainly amount to users’ data being compromised.
According to The Age, the hacker was supposedly done in last year when an Australian Federal Police raid at his home led investigators to a folder on his laptop containing pertinent files and instructions, labeled ‘hacky hack hack.’
He came to their attention after Apple detected and blocked his intrusions, and the company subsequently contacted the US’ FBI for assistance.
According to his lawyer, the teen broke into Apple’s systems repeatedly because he was an ardent fan of the trillion-dollar company. He reportedly told police that he had dreamed of working for the firm.
He’ll likely have to wait a bit to see if that ever comes to pass: following his plea of ‘guilty,’ his sentencing has been stood down until next month, and the charges could keep him on ice for a good while.
Source: The Next Web