Apple Targeted In $50 Million Ransomware Attack


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In this week’s big-game ransomware news, Revil announced that they have attacked Quanta, a Taiwanese computer manufacturer. Quanta is notable because the company is one of Apple’s largest suppliers, and manufactures MacBooks and Apple Watches. Revil is demanding $50 million ransom, or else they will release confidential Apple schematics, plans, and other info that Quanta had. A very scary supply-chain attack: Hackers threaten to leak stolen Apple blueprints if $50 million ransom isn’t paid (
NPR has published a very detailed account of the SolarWinds attack, tracing it all the way back to Sept 12, 2019 and providing a blow-by-blow account of everything that happened since then. Fascinating reading: How Russia Used SolarWinds To Hack Microsoft, Intel, Pentagon, Other Networks : NPR
Want to explore a Microsoft datacenter? We Live in the Cloud | Microsoft Story Labs
It is well-known that North Korea performs criminal cyberattacks to raise money (including ransomware). The New Yorker has a fascinating article about how the North Korean cyberattack operation works: The Incredible Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army | The New Yorker
Stop connecting kitchen appliances to the internet! Cisco Talos Intelligence Group – Comprehensive Threat Intelligence: Vulnerability Spotlight: Remote code execution vulnerabilities in Cosori smart air fryer
Geico disclosed that a security issue in their website allowed attackers to steal customers’ drivers license numbers from the Geico website, and that it had been going on for months: Geico admits fraudsters stole customers’ driver’s license numbers for months | TechCrunch
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