An Adelaide teen who successfully hacked into the computer system of Apple when he was the age of 13 only has been requested to divert his notable talent for the good cause rather than evil. It was heard by the court that the kid along with another youngster from Melbourne hacked into the tech giant’s major frame in the December of 2015 and then repeated the same in the early 2017 and copied internal files & data. The kid told that he used his extreme level of expertise in the information technology in order to create false digital identification via which he manipulated the server of Apple into thinking that he was one of the employees of the company. After he was caught, reports of this action were sent to the FBI who made contact with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The teen kid was actually expecting that the tech giant would be very delighted of his actions and would offer him a job instead. Lawyer of the boy informed the court that this client was totally unaware of the criticalness and seriousness of his action at the time the hacking and he thought that his actions might impress the company. The lawyer told that the boy started this offending when he was very young i.e. the age of 13 years. He further told that the boy had no clue about how serious the matter might get and the seriousness of the offense and hoped that when this stuff will be discovered he might be offered a job. The boy in an attempt to copy someone else who did the same with a company and ended up getting a job at that copy, did the same, not knowing that it could lead to anything other than that. The court heard from the tech giant that they did not incur any intellectual or financial loss from the boy. The lawyer ‘Mister Twiggs’ appealed for his client to be spared of any conviction since he had planned to go further into the study of cyber criminology and study and any such criminal record could have a negative impact in his employment opportunities ahead. “my client is regretful,” he concluded.
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