The US network “NBC News” revealed that dangerous files were stolen from “Apple” revealing many secrets about the manufacture of its famous products, such as: “iPhones”, “MacBook” devices and “iPad” tablets..
And it published a report citing sources within “Apple” who were being blackmailed by the hacker group, after dangerous files were stolen about their product manufacturers, and explained that the hacking gang had stolen files. of a company that makes “Apple” products, and the American company is currently threatening to reveal secrets that may shake the world..
Apple declined to comment on whether it intends to pay hackers in exchange for not revealing these secrets. The US network pointed out that hackers were able to steal files from the Japanese company Quanta, which makes a large number of “Apple” products. , like: devices. MacBook, Mac Pro and iPad computers“.
The hackers posted 3 samples of the technical files they stole via their blog on the “deep web” or “the dark internet”.“.
This gang of hackers is considered one of the 10 most dangerous cybercrime organizations in the world, and is known for infiltrating major companies around the world, with ransom demands often coming in the form of “Bitcoin” currencies.“.
The American Network says: “This attack appears to be an attempt to embarrass the company” Apple “and the US administration as a whole, because according to the leaked documents it reveals the nature of the cooperation between the White House and the management of” Apple ” ..“.
Apple has not yet announced the extent of the damage caused by the leak of the “Quanta” files, but it appears to contain highly confidential information, prompting the US company to keep a lot of secrecy on the matter..
A Quanta spokesperson said: “We have a robust mechanism to defend the security of our information, and it has been activated at one point, and there was only a small group of services that were affected by the attacks.”“.
The network quoted Bert Kalou, who runs the cybersecurity firm Iemsoft that tracks ransomware gangs, as saying: “The clever behavior of hackers gives Apple very few options.“.
He continued: “I think it completely depends on the sensitivity of the data that was leaked. If the release of the information could have a significant impact on a Quanta customer, and Apple is above them, then there might be someone willing to pay to avoid to be published. Otherwise. ” Hackers are likely to fail in their goal“.
And while ransomware attacks have become increasingly common in recent years, extortion attempts are against it. Apple The rare instance where the ransomware gang targets a major American brand and publicly pokes fun at it..
Crowd ,Apple Especially with the Biden administration’s move to address the spread of ransomware, as White House officials said they will announce a comprehensive ransomware strategy in the coming weeks, which will focus on putting international pressure on host countries to stop the ransomware. activities of these gangs..