INCIDENT: REvil Extorts Apple in Supply Chain Attack

REvil ransomware gang ransomware group attacked Quanta, a Taiwan-based original design manufacturer (ODM). The attackers attempted to pressure Quanta into paying a ransom. When that didn’t work, they turned their attention to Apple by publicly releasing proprietary blueprints for new Apple devices that they had stolen from the tech giant’s business partner. According to the Tor payment page shared with BleepingComputer, Quanta has to pay $50 million until April 27th, or $100 million after the countdown ends.

Apple contracts Quanta to manufacture Apple Watch, Apple Macbook Air, and Apple Macbook Pro.

Incident Date

April 20, 2021

Location

Taiwan

Estimated Cost

$50Million Ransomware demanded, not paid

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

References:

  • Apple supplier is the latest target of a $50 million ransomware hack
  • Apple targeted in $50 million ransomware attack resulting in unprecedented schematic leaks

Impacts

IT

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