Last week one of Apple’s Taiwan-based supplier’s company was cyber-attacked by some hackers. The hackers, supposedly to be a group called “REvil”, claimed to have robbed apple of their several product’s blueprints around the time the trillion-dollar, multinational company was busy with its launches and announcements around the globe.
Earlier, the group of hackers claimed to have stolen all the data from Apple’s “local area network” and encrypted it asked Quanta, the Taiwan-based supplier company, for a ransom of $50 million dollars to the decryption key. When the company refused to bend to the demand of the ‘REvil’, the extraordinary hackers went around and threatened Apple that if by May 1, they aren’t paid, they will release the stolen schematics of the products on the dark web every day.
Now a Macrumor report says that the ‘REvil’ group has mysteriously removed from their dark web blog all reference to the extortion attempt. The report states that certain hackers are not known to revert to their extortion-related commitments and do not post stolen unless payment is received. So what exactly has happened? Have Apple paid the ransom and haven’t their words returned? It sounds too good to be true and as of today nothing is known.