|Bid||95.40 x 0|
|Ask||95.50 x 0|
|Day's Range||93.00 - 95.40|
|52 Week Range||61.50 - 102.00|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.65|
|Earnings Date||May 12, 2021 - May 17, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.70 (3.92%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Aug 03, 2020|
|1y Target Est||55.33|
The hacker group, named REvil, claimed in a blog that it had infiltrated Quanta's network and retrieved some design files that appear to be related to an Apple MacBook designed in March, Bloomberg had reported. The group has demanded $50 million as ransom from Quanta, the report added.
Russian ransomware group, REvil or Sodinokibi, have claimed to steal blueprints of Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) latest products by hacking the computer network of its supplier, Quanta Computer Inc (OTC: QUCCF) (OTC: QUCPY), Bloomberg reports. Taiwan’s Quanta is a key supplier to Apple Watch, Apple Macbook Air, and Apple Macbook Pro maker, Bleeping Computer reports. REvil’s ‘Happy Blog’ declared Quanta as its latest victim on Tuesday. Reportedly, Apple did not attempt to recover the stolen data from the hackers who waited for the ‘Spring Loaded’ event to blackmail the companies. Quanta disclosed activating its information security defense system, and it has resumed the hack affected internal services. Quanta was also upgrading its cybersecurity infrastructure. Quanta assured seamless communication maintenance with the law enforcement and data protection authorities regarding the recent abnormal activities with no material impact on the business operation. REvil exposed the schematics for the new laptop, which seemed like a March 2021 designed Macbook after the event. The images included specific component serial numbers, sizes, and capacities detailing Apple laptops’ working parts. One of the images was signed by an Apple designer, John Andreadis, dated March 9, 2021. REvil has asked Apple to pay the ransom by May 1. The hackers threatened to continue to reveal new files every day till the date. The group was reportedly “negotiating the sale of large quantities of confidential drawings and gigabytes of personal data with several major brands.” REvil demanded $50 million from Quanta for the decryption key to unlock their systems. REvil’s operator threatened to publish Apple’s data two days later and followed suit. Price action: AAPL shares traded lower by 0.17% at $132.89 in the premarket session on the last check Wednesday. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaCindedigm Forges Digital Content Partnership With Genius Brands; Gives No Color On Takeover RumorsGoogle, Apple To Testify At Senate's Antitrust Hearing With Spotify, Tile, Match As Witnesses© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
(Bloomberg) -- As Apple Inc. was revealing its newest line of iPads and flashy new iMacs on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the U.S. company’s latest products.The ransomware group REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, published a blog on its darkweb site early on Tuesday in which it claimed to have infiltrated the computer network of Quanta Computer Inc. The Taiwan-based company is a key supplier to Apple, manufacturing mostly Macbooks. It similarly produces goods for the likes of HP Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.REvil’s public face on the darkweb, a user on the cyber-crime forum XSS who goes by the name ‘Unknown’, announced Sunday that the ransomware group was on the cusp of declaring its “largest attack ever,” in a post reviewed by Bloomberg News. The post was made in Russian on a channel where the REvil group recruits new affiliates, according to a person familiar with Unknown’s history on the XSS forum who sought anonymity for fear of retaliation.By early on April 20, REvil’s ‘Happy Blog’ -- a site where the cartel publicly names and shames victims in hopes of coaxing ransom payment -- declared Quanta its latest victim. In their post, also reviewed by Bloomberg, the hackers claim they’d waited to disclose the Quanta compromise until the date of Apple’s latest big reveal, contending the parts supplier had expressed no interest in paying to recover the stolen data.Quanta acknowledged an attack without explaining if or how much of its data was stolen.“Quanta Computer’s information security team has worked with external IT experts in response to cyber attacks on a small number of Quanta servers,” the company said in a statement. “We’ve reported to and kept seamless communications with the relevant law enforcement and data protection authorities concerning recent abnormal activities observed. There’s no material impact on the company’s business operation.”By the time Apple’s product launch was over, REvil had posted schematics for a new laptop, including 15 images detailing the guts of what appears to be a Macbook designed as recently as March 2021, according to the documents reviewed by Bloomberg.REvil is now attempting to shake-down Apple in its effort to profit off the stolen data. They’ve asked Apple to pay their ransom by May 1, as was first reported by Bleeping Computer. Until then, the hackers will continue to post new files every day, REvil said on its blog.An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on questions about the compromise.Quanta added that its information security defense system was activated immediately, and it has resumed internal services affected by the incident. The company is upgrading its cybersecurity infrastructure to protect its data.Ransomware is a type of malicious code that typically encrypts a victim’s data or network of computers. The hackers then demand a ransom to decrypt the information, or a promise from the hackers not to sell their secret documents. More recently, ransomware gangs have also stolen data and threatened to make it public unless the victim pays a fee. REvil’s the same group that executed a ransomware attack in 2020 against a law firm they claimed once represented some of Donald Trump’s television enterprises. In 2019, the group also attacked a group of Louisiana election clerks a week before Election Day.REvil attempted to engage Quanta in ransom negotiations last week inside a chat-room on the attacker’s darkweb page, according to a transcript that’s been reviewed by Bloomberg News. The REvil operator started the interaction by claiming to have stolen and encrypted “all local network data” while demanding $50 million for the decryption key to unlock their systems.A user responded two days later, stating they were “not the person in-charge of the company“ but wanted clarity on the terms of engagement. The engagement caused confusion, and another two days later, REvil’s operator threatened to publish Apple’s data. It appears the conversation then moved to email.REvil then delivered on its promise to publish data it believes to be Apple’s proprietary blueprints for new devices. The images include specific component serial numbers, sizes and capacities detailing the many working parts inside of an Apple laptop. One of the images is signed by an Apple designer, John Andreadis and dated March 9, 2021.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.