According to media reports, the 20-year-old Nicholas Allegra is a student at Brown University, was also a hacker on the jailbreak community JailBreakMe website, last year he was employed by Apple. This employment relationship ended at the end of last week.
Allegra had a pseudonym Comex and he regularly published security vulnerability of Apple’s iOS software in JailBreakMe. JailBreakMe simplified the process to delete the Apple-installed protection features from the iPhone. Apple hired Alegra in August 2011 as a remote intern, but last week, Apple ended the employment relationship with Allegra.
“As of last week, after working for Apple for about a year, I no longer have an employment relationship with them,” Allegra said on Twitter: “As for why, because I forgot to reply to an e-mail.”
Allegra said in an interview with Forbes, it is an email to extend the employment, Apple would like to ask him to continue as the remote intern. As forgetting to reply the email, and he now has no chance.
“I am also not very pleased, but I do not want to make up, “he told Forbes and said: “So, so be it.”
The hacker now is very popular with high-tech companies. The hacker Charlie Miller famous for cracking the iPhone and MacBook Air was hired by Twitter last month. And the famous PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz was on short-term appointment with Facebook last year.