A seventeen year old boy from Adelaide, Australia had to appear in court because he hacked Apple in 2015 and was able to download documents. The boy hoped to get a job with the tech giant this way according to ABC news.
The boy was thirteen when he hacked Apple. According to the boy’s lawyer, he did not realize at that time how serious he was in violation. He had heard that someone in Europe had been given a job by hacking the potential employer and wanted to try it.
The judge imposed a conditional fine on the boy. If he does not commit any more misconduct, he will not be punished.
“He is clearly someone who is a gifted individual when it comes to information technology, that being said, those who have this advantage of being gifted doesn’t give them the right to abuse that gift … You must remain on the straight and narrow and use your gifts for good rather than evil.”
The judge also took into consideration that since the hacking of Apple the boy has used his computer skills to help his school.
Apple has not yet offered the teenage hacker a job. The boy is planning to study cyber security and criminology.