Ransomware Gang Tries to Extort Apple and MacBook Manufacturer Quanta Computer

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for The Record:

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.

9to5Mac has already gleaned confirmation about the ports on upcoming MacBook Pros from the schematics the REvil crew has already leaked.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021