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The contract manufacturer Quenta “Revil” was the victim of a ransomware attack by the group. In the process, criminal hackers caught secret Apple documents that showed, among other things, a new MacBook Pro with an SD card reader.
Quanta Confirms Hacking Attack to Financial News Agency Bloomberg – “Cyber attacks on a small number of Quanta servers”, the statement said. The incident had no significant impact on the operation of the business, but the “Reville” group received secret data from the company, which can only be released for a ransom of US $ 50 million.
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As Quanta takes no steps to pay, the Russian “Revil” group, also known as “Sodinokibi”, plans to publish new content daily. The group hopes to be able to persuade Apple to pay by May 1 and by then threaten to publish new photos from the hack every day. Among other things, the group found documents on unpublished products such as the Apple Watch, MacBook Air and Pro.
The “Revil” group had a day on April 20 The first Apple event of the year, Among other things, posted the first sketch of the still-unpublished notebook. It included 15 photographs showing the inner workings of the MacBook, apparently designed only in March 2021, writes Bloomberg.
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Sketches of notebooks made by 9to5 mac has been published, Refer to devices with code names “J314” and “J316”, Which according to Bloomberg, are upcoming MacBook Pros with 14- and 16-inch screens. Leaked sketches of the 16-inch model confirm that Apple will bring back its upcoming MacBook HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe adapter for charging. Apple-Insider It also claims to have seen MacBook Pro models without touchbars in stolen documents.
Reports about the return of removed interfaces with the redesign of the MacBook Pro in 2016 have been circulating for some time. Both well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman and noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo provided relevant instrument descriptions.
Apple is not the only large IT company that has Quanta Manufacturing. Companies like HP, Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft are also contract manufacturer customers. The “Reville” group indicated that it was negotiating with Apple and other companies to buy back a large number of confidential documents.
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