A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s network and downloading internal files, according to reports.
The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the system many times over the course of a year from his suburban home in Melbourne, reports The Age newspaper.
It says he stored the documents in a folder called ‘hacky hack hack’.
Apple insists that no customer data was compromised.
But The Age reports that the boy had accessed customer accounts.
In a statement to the BBC, Apple said: “We vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats.
“In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement.
“We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities and want to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised.”