The operators of the REvil ransomware are demanding that Apple pay
a ransom demand to avoid having confidential information leaked on
the dark web.
The REvil crew claims it came into possession of Apple product
data after breaching Quanta Computer,
a Taiwanese company that is the biggest laptop manufacturer in
the world and
which is also one of the companies that assemble official Apple
products based on pre-supplied product designs and schematics.
In a message posted on a dark web portal where the ransomware gang
usually threatens victims and leaks their data, the REvil gang
said that Quanta refused to pay to get its stolen data back and,
as a result, the REvil operators have now decided to go after the
company’s primary customer instead.