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Apple supplier, Quanta, hacked by ransomware group


One of the primary suppliers of Apple, Quanta, was reportedly attacked by a ransomware group. The hackers belong to Russia.

The group, known as REvil, claims to have stolen key blueprints of the latest Apple products. REvil published a blog early on Tuesday on a dark web portal. In that, they claimed to have breached the computer network of Quanta.

Apple was targeted in a major ransom attack

While the California tech giant was busy presenting its new line of products in Spring Loaded, its supplier suffered significant damage.

Quanta is a Taiwan-based company that mainly manufactures Macbooks. It also produces goods for HP, Facebook Inc, and Google’s Alphabet.

The group that attacked Quanta is represented by a user on the cyber-crime forum XSS, by the name “Unknown.”

On Sunday, he announced, in a post, that the ransomware group was on the verge of declaring its “largest attack ever.”

As per Bloomberg, the post was in the Russian language.

On its “Happy Blog,” REvil also declared Apple supplier Quanta as its new victim early on Tuesday.

The supplier also acknowledged the attack. However, it didn’t mention the amount of data stolen.

“Quanta Computer’s information security team has worked with external IT experts in response to cyberattacks on a small number of Quanta servers,” the company said in its statement.

Speaking of the damage, the group claimed to have stolen the blueprints of Apple products like Mac, reported Bloomberg.

The company’s spokesperson declined to comment on the matter and other related questions.

READ MORE: Apple to end TrueDepth notch’s journey in iPhone 15

Upcoming announcements and future reveals

Meanwhile, the iPhone maker just completed its highly awaited Spring Loaded session on April 20th.

Enthusiasts got to see a revamped M1-powered iMac and iPad Pro. AirTags also made their appearance, finally.

But now, will set all the focus on yet another significant event in June, the WWDC.

The virtual conference will act as the platform for the showcase of iOS 15, the successor to the latest iOS 14 software.

iOS 15 is expected to bring multiple changes to UI design, privacy controls, and overall experience.

Speaking of the half of 2021, it will also turn out massive as far as new releases are concerned.

Apple Watch line-up will get a new upgrade with Series 7. It will come up with increased health-based features.

And just before the year’s end, we will unveil the next iPhone version.

The highly anticipated iPhone 13 is said to have a reduced notch, 120Hz faster refresh rate, and large battery, as per current rumors.

What are your thoughts on all the major Apple announcements?

Drop your reactions and any other thought you have on our social media handle on Twitter at @MICKYNewsOz.

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