Apple supplier Quanta said on Wednesday that it does not expect the ransomware attack to have any material impact on its business. Earlier media reports stated that a Russian hacker group had accessed confidential data from a Taiwanese contract manufacturer’s server.
According to Bloomberg, a hacker group called REvil claimed in a blog on Dark Web that it had penetrated Quanta’s network and retrieved some design documents related to the Apple MacBook designed in March. The report added that the group has asked Quanta to pay a ransom of US$50 million (approximately 3.8 billion rupees).
REvil has asked Apple to also pay by May 1, according to technology blog Bleeping Computer. In order to prevent data leakage, payment is required. REvil said it is also “in talks with several major brands for the sale of a large number of confidential drawings and gigabytes of personal data.”
Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Quanta said it is cooperating with law enforcement and data protection authorities on this matter.
The company was founded in 1988 as a contract manufacturer of MacBook machines and also produces products for HP and Dell.
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