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SA boy gets bond for twice hacking Apple

An Adelaide teenager who twice hacked into Apple's computer systems has been placed on a good-behaviour bond.

The 17-year-old boy, who can't be named, hacked the tech giant's systems first when he was just 13 and then again when he was 15.

He came to the notice of authorities after the second incident when Apple contacted the FBI, which in turn contacted Australian Federal Police.

However, prosecutors told the Youth Court on Monday the company suffered no loss or damage as a result of the hacks.

The court also heard the boy had been motivated by his desire to secure a job with Apple.

He pleaded guilty to several counts of unauthorised modification of data and was placed on a nine-month good-behaviour bond.

No conviction was recorded.

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