The Apple Quanta provider says it has no impact on the Ransomware Attack business

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An Apple Quanta vendor said Wednesday that it did not expect any material impact on the business from a ransomware attack after media reported that a Russian hacker group had gained access to confidential data from the Taiwanese contract maker’s servers.

The hacker group, called REvil, said in its blog on the dark web that it had infiltrated the Quanta network and extracted some design files that appeared to be related to Apple The MacBook was designed in March, according to Bloomberg. The group has demanded $ 50 million (approximately Rs. 380 crore) as a ransom from Quanta, the report added.

REvil also asked Apple to pay by May 1, the technology blog Bleeping Computer reports. Payment is requested to prevent data leakage. REvil said it was also “negotiating the sale of large quantities of confidential drawings and gigabytes of personal data with several major brands.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Quanta said he was working with law enforcement and data protection authorities on the issue.

The company, founded in 1988, is a contract manufacturer for MacBook machines and also produces products for HP and Dell.

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