A ransomware group called REvil claims to have accessed large amounts of data belonging to Apple, Dell, HPE, Lenovo, Cisco, Microsoft, and many other high-end technology firms. He’s asking companies for a record amount of money for this data they’ve obtained.
$50 million requested for stolen Apple data
The REvil group continues to demand ransoms by stealing data. Hackers leaked some of the data received before Apple’s Spring Loaded event last night. He’s trying to set a record by asking for $50 million for this leaked information.
According to the leak released by The Record, the ransomware team in question receives the documents from technology firm Quanta Computer. The Taiwan-based firm, which makes laptops and technological devices, says it has obtained gigabytes of personal data.
Details of many products revealed
The ransomware group said it collected data on many products, including the Apple Watch, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m. He also threatened to release more files every day. He also demanded that Apple pay the ransom by May 1.
The leaked files allegedly contained schematics for a laptop. However, it is not known whether the seized data carries sensitive values for the company as claimed. It is unclear at this stage what information is contained in such a large-scale data leak.
They also asked Acer for the ransom
According to another report shared by The Record, REvil’s $50 million ransom demand is the same amount requested from Acer last month. However, no follow-up has been initiated from either side about this incident. Acer chose to cover it up.
Due to the day-to-day development and advancement of technology, such data leaks began to increase. Various ransomware groups are demanding large amounts of money with the data they have obtained. Both technology firms and user groups are being hurt.