estimate the chances of hackers to get a ransom from Apple

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 The hackers of the REvil group, also known as Sodinokibi, are unlikely to receive a ransom from Apple for the stolen data. Several competent experts shared this opinion with Izvestia on Wednesday, April 21st.

REvil hackers announced the theft of blueprints for Apple's latest products earlier in the day. Cyber ​​hackers used a ransomware virus to obtain blueprints for unreleased devices and microcircuits from contractor Quanta Computer Corporation. For non-disclosure of the information received, cybercriminals demanded from the contractor $ 50 million (3.8 billion rubles) in Monero cryptocurrency until April 27.

Then the group turned to Apple, offering to pay the ransom already before May 1, this time the exact amount was not named.

Parallels Director of Program Management Alexander Patsai expressed confidence that the American state corporation would hardly pay REvil, if only because Quanta Computer did not follow the lead of hackers.

estimate the chances of hackers to get a ransom from Apple
estimate the chances of hackers to get a ransom from Apple


According to him, the only solution to such problems will be to prevent them in the future, and this "gin has already been released from the bottle."

In turn, Mobile Research Group analyst Eldar Murtazin noted that Quanta Computer has no data that would be of interest to Apple's closest competitors. In his opinion, the corporation will not help the contractor in buying out the stolen information, it is beneficial for the partner to have problems, since they can be operated in further negotiations.

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