Teen who hacked into Apple twice hoping to score job with company spared from conviction

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An Australian teenager who hacked into AppleOpens a New Window. twice in hopes of scoring a job with the tech companyOpens a New Window.escaped jail time and was advised by the judge to use his talents for good rather than evil.

The now 17-year-old boy, who was not identified, was placed on a $500 — nine-month good behavior — bond Monday after being caught hacking into Apple’s system in early 2017 and downloading internal documents and data, Australia’s ABC NewsOpens a New Window. reported. The teen had first hacked into the tech giant’s system in 2015 when he was 13.

Apple discovered its system was compromised and reported it to the FBI, which then contacted the Australian Federal Police, ABC reported.

“This offending started when my client was 13 years of age, a very young age,” the teen’s lawyer, Mark Twiggs, reportedly said in court on Monday. “He had no idea about the seriousness of the offense and hoped that when it was discovered that he might gain employment at this company.”

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