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News Roundup: Apple Source code leaked because one employee's friends asked for it

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Apple source spillage; ask and ye shall receive

The recent leak of source code for Apple’s iBoot code for iOS 9 was all down to a ‘low level’ worker egged on by friends.

According to Motherboard, a “low-level Apple employee with friends in the jailbreaking community” took the code in 2016 while working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters. The report says this worker’s friends encouraged him to leak the code, and that he apparently took not only the iBoot code but “all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” that have not as yet been released.

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