REvil attacks Apple partners. What is known about it?
It’s amazing how vulnerable even companies that appear to be serious organizations can be. But practice shows that crackers are not afraid to attack even the most advanced firms. Among those today is Quanta Computer. The organization works closely with Apple and manufactures most of the components that are then installed in devices with a bite to eat. Representatives of the well-known hacker group REvil took the blame for the incident. The damage is practically inestimable – blueprints of the company’s technical innovations have been stolen. Next, we will tell you how events are developing and how such an unpleasant situation can end. So let’s get started.
How was the attack prepared and carried out?
First, it is necessary to note the professionalism of the REvil gang. These are really strong, smart and certainly arrogant scoundrels. They are known throughout the cryptoindustry, as they regularly declare themselves, attacking even the most prepared victims. But, of course, the Quanta Computer hack has become one of the largest in the history of the group. If not at all the largest. A few days before the April 20 attack, representatives of the group spoke about their ambitions. On the relevant forum, there was a message about the intention of REvil to carry out the largest digital attack in history. Then the cybercriminals attacked the servers of the Quanta Computer company. Recall that this organization is responsible for the production and design of individual parts of Apple products. Nevertheless, instead of information about the local properties of new devices, the attackers received comprehensive blueprints for new gadgets.
Representatives of a digital criminal group contacted Quanta Computer and announced that they were ready to return the stolen goods for $ 50 million. The problem is that many of the devices were shown at a recent Apple presentation. But only in the form of pictures and information about potential performance. Specific technical details ended up in the hands of hackers. So it’s surprising that Quanta Computer refused to negotiate. But the representatives of the hacker organization were not taken aback and went directly to Apple. Below we will look at the possible measures that the company will take.
How will Apple respond to crackers?
We all know that Apple is a tech giant. From which they take an example, and which is copied by many companies from around the world. And obviously, for competitors, getting the firm’s original blueprints is a great opportunity to hit Apple’s sales. In addition, Quanta Computer’s reputation suffers. After all, the cost of damage is estimated in billions of dollars, which can disappear due to the leakage of specialized information into the public domain. And we should note that Quanta Computer has partnerships with HP, Facebook and even Google. So the reputation of this organization is clearly exposed to a serious blow.
And until Apple has made a final decision on the current situation, hackers are taking action. For each day of delay, hackers will publish one company file in the public domain. The drawings have already begun to be received on the appropriate resources, from where they can be downloaded by both a simple user and an Apple competitor.
This is quite an interesting set of circumstances, which is atypical and strange for Apple. Nevertheless, we have no doubt that the company will make the only right decision and will be able to get out of this situation with minimal losses.
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