Apple target of $50 million ransomware hack of assembler Quanta

As Apple was revealing its newest line of iPad Pro, AirTags, and new iMac models on Tuesday, Quanta Computer, one of Apple’s primary assemblers, was hit with a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the U.S. company’s upcoming products.

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Kartikay Mehrotra for Bloomberg:

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.

Quanta acknowledged an attack without explaining if or how much of its data was stolen… By the time Apple’s product launch was over, REvil had posted schematics for a new laptop, including 15 images detailing the guts of what appears to be a MacBook designed as recently as March 2021, according to the documents reviewed by Bloomberg.

REvil is now attempting to shake-down Apple in its effort to profit off the stolen data. They’ve asked Apple to pay their ransom by May 1, as was first reported by Bleeping Computer. Until then, the hackers will continue to post new files every day, REvil said on its blog…

The images include specific component serial numbers, sizes and capacities detailing the many working parts inside of an Apple laptop. One of the images is signed by an Apple designer, John Andreadis and dated March 9, 2021.

MacDailyNews Note: The stolen MacBook Pro schematics confirm Apple’s plans to add more ports and restore MagSafe charging.


  1. Prior to Apple becoming a though policeman for the Democrat Party I would have felt bad about them being attacked in such an unlawful way. But, now
    I just think they are experiencing Karma.

      1. Would that you would have experienced the Democrat Party religious sacrament of abortion. The world would be richer. My guess, you are a “white man” who lives the fully racist life of white supremacy due to your skin color and you should donate all your worldly possessions to the first person of color you can find and then kill yourself as an act of reparations. The upside, you will be closer to carbon neutral and you won’t be doing any more of your odious racist actions.

        1. Isn’t it interesting that a “pro-life” poster finds that some abortions make the world richer?

          Here is a definition of what it really is to be pro-life:

          “Whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder [including capital punishment], genocide, abortion, euthanasia or willful self-destruction, whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where men are treated as mere tools for profit, rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others of their like are infamies indeed. They poison human society, but they do more harm to those who practice them than those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are supreme dishonor to the Creator.”

          –Gaudium et Spes 27 | The Pastoral Constitution on the Church
          in the Modern World of the Second Vatican Council

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