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Apple Targeted in $50 Million Ransomware Hack of Supplier Quanta

  • Russian ransomware group claims to hack Apple Macbook supplier
  • Attackers publish blog during Apple’s latest product launch
Apple Recalls Approximately 500,000 15-Inch MacBook Pro Computers For Fire Hazard

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As Apple Inc. was revealing its newest line of iPads and flashy new iMacs on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the U.S. company’s latest products.

The ransomware group REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, published a blog on its darkweb site early on Tuesday in which it claimed to have infiltrated the computer network of Quanta Computer Inc. The Taiwan-based company is a key supplier to Apple, manufacturing mostly Macbooks. It similarly produces goods for the likes of HP Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.