Hackers extorted US$50 million from MacBook foundry


Apple MacBook

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REvil, which has been doing evil many times recently, has made another move. This time the target is Quanta Computer, the main OEM of MacBook. According to reports, the amount of extortion is as high as 50 million US dollars, and the deadline is April 27th.according to BleepingComputer,The Record withBloombergAccording to the report, the hacker REvil stated that they have obtained “all the data in the local network” of the manufacturer. If Quanta does not pay before the deadline, it will increase the amount of extortion to 100 million U.S. dollars.

Quanta confirmed the hack to Bloomberg, stating that a “small part” of their servers were compromised and that they had contacted data security agencies and law enforcement agencies as a result. However, Quanta emphasized that the hack did not affect the business. As for whether it will pay the hackers, Quanta did not disclose, and Apple refused to respond.

REvil’s first shot in 2020 is foreign exchange services Travelex, Then attacked Acer and extorted US$50 million. Other victims include Asteelflash and Pierre Fabre, but the amount of extortion was “only” US$25 million.