The hacker group REvil reported last week that Apple supplier Quanta had stolen design images of an unpublished MacBook Pro from its website. The hackers, who demanded a $50 million ransom from the company, said they would gradually share the schemes they stole online if they did not pay the money.
REvil, which gave Apple until May 1 for a $50 million ransom, has now taken an interesting step back.
REvil initially leaked some details it had received from Apple, but was unable to continue. The hacker group removed the data from its dark web blog. This mysterious act of pirates surprised everyone.
Rumors began to circulate online that the hacker group was bluffing about the data it had leaked. Otherwise, however, REvil is known for publishing stolen content that has not been ransomed in the past.
REvil’s removal of the files from the website raises several possibilities. The most plausible of these is that Apple met the $50 million ransom demand… Another possibility is that some kind of agreement may have been reached with Quanta or Apple.
Either way, Apple looks lucrative. Although some of the company’s private reports have been leaked online, not everything has been fully published. Also, considering the possibility that Apple paid the ransom; The company would not have been expected to disclose this anyway. Because it would only open the door to future threats and attacks. Therefore, the company may prefer to cover it up.