As the Apple was busy on the “Spring Loaded” event that was conducted on Thursday April 20, an unknown group attacked the Apple Quanta computer and demand for the ransome and leakage of the information of new upcoming next generation devices.
Beside this, there is a hacking group named Revil, also known as Sodinokibi, had claimed on the dark web site that has gained to access the computer network of Apple supplier Quanta computer. The Revil group blackmailing the Apple company and demanding for $50 millions (374.59 crores) if they want their system back. The Taiwan based hardware manufacturer is the key supplier of Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the Apple watch.
The Revil group had claimed and accepted the attack on the Apple Quanta computer. They posted the details of the upcoming Apple devices on the Dark web before the ‘Spring Loaded’ Event, after that Apple refused to pay the ransome. Hacker’s shares some data of the new models like IMac and Macbook models and warned Quanta computers to buy back the data before 1st may from leakage.
The hackers threaten the Apple company that they will share the data of their users everyday on the Dark website until they pay the ransome, it is negotiating the sales in large quantities of confidential drawings and gigabytes of personal data with the major companies.
Quanta computer acknowledge an attack in a statement to bleeping computers but the company did not provide any information about leakage of the data due to negotiating with Revil group. Quanta computer team worked with external IT experts to secure their network and prevent data from further leakage. Quanta computer spokeperson said that Apple company has reported to Law Enforcement and data protection authorities concerning recent abnormal activities, and has no material impact on business operation.
Quanta computer has now upgrading the level of cybersecurity and developing its existing infrastructure. Revil also known as R-a-a-s Ransomeware as a service operation in the cybersecurity world for many years, that previously targeted the known companies like Acer and Asteelflash. There is no official news that from where it has been attacked but they believed that this group is based in Russia.