Apple Mainframe Hacked

Somehow this line went to print without catching an editor’s eye:

The boy, 16, from the southern city of Melbourne, broke into the U.S. computer giant’s mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year…

Apple’s mainframe?

But seriously, there’s an interesting nugget in the story about Apple responding to WhatsApp messaging, presumably encrypted, by sending foriegn police after a juvenile.

The report said an AFP raid on the boy’s family home produced two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive that matched the intrusion reported by Apple.

The sensitive documents were saved in a folder called “hacky hack hack”, the report said.

It said the boy had boasted about his activities on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

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