A Melbourne teenager who pleaded guilty in Australia's Children's Court to repeatedly hacking into Apple's corporate systems because he admired the company was reportedly sentenced to eight months of probation and will avoid jail time.

"Your offending is serious, sustained and sophisticated," said the magistrate presiding over the case, according to The Age. "You knew what you were doing was wrong."

Nevertheless, the 19-year-old man, who was a 16-year-old private schoolboy when he first began intruding into Apple's systems, received a lenient sentence, and is now slated to study criminology and cybersecurity in college.

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