April 20th wasn’t just Apple’s first keynote date of the year. According to the media The recordingThe Cupertino company also had to negotiate a computer breakdown at its Taiwanese supplier Quanta, which was discovered by a group of Russian hackers and resulted in a ransomware attack.
Apple is asked paying $ 50 million, from here to 1uh May or the publication of “trade secrets” to the assemblies of MacBook and iMac. As stated The worldthe hackers released several plausible snapshots of the official documents of the brand and its supplier. The latter would be accompanied “Extremely precise and detailed assembly displays” reported the newspaper.
Quanta defends itself, the pirates change targets
After the disclosure of these facts, the Bloomberg agency confirmed that Quanta had indeed registered an infiltration of hackers through an exploited flaw. She also stated that the organization behind the attack, active on the darknet forums, would certainly have done so “His Biggest Attack Ever”.
In a blog post, those responsible for the ransomware stated that they had originally turned to Quanta to blackmail them. Without the supplier’s response, the organization would have made the decision to go up the chain to contact Apple directly.
“Quanta Computer’s information security team worked with outside IT professionals to respond to cyber attacks on a small number of Quanta servers.” Quanta confirmed in a statement.
On the other hand, the supplier defended himself by saying that he had “Reported and maintained transparent communications with law enforcement and data protection authorities on recently observed abnormal activity.” There is no material impact on the economic functioning of the company. “”
To keep the pressure going, the authors of the cyberattack say they will have enough to create public diagrams related to the new iMac range that was unveiled at the keynote speech last Tuesday. Plans for future MacBooks would also be within reach, which Apple worked out last month. Waiting for the 1stuh In May, hackers say they will continue to post new previews every day.