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Apple says no personal user data was compromised when it was hacked by a 16-year-old

August 17, 2018

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A teenager in Australia was able to hack Apple’s servers for about a year, stealing over 90GB of data (and, amazingly, storing it in a folder called “hacky hack hack”) from a company that is constantly reminding the world its products deliver privacy and security for user data. Details about the hack were published earlier this week in Australia, but probably only because the kid pleaded guilty and he’s awaiting sentencing as we speak. Actual details about the hack were not revealed, but Apple says that personal user data was not compromised during the breach.

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