A Russian hacker group called Revil has published original designs of Apple’s upcoming products after demanding a $50 million ransom to return and delete the leak. The hackers, also known as Sodinokibi, breached the servers of Quanta, a tech company based in Taiwan which Apple contracts to manufacture MacBooks and other Apple devices, the Verge reports.
The hackers had initially demanded that Quanta pay $50 million following the ransomware attack to retrieve the secret designs for current and future Apple products. But they went ahead to publish them after Quanta allegedly refused to make payment. They threatened to release one image of product designs per day up till May 1 until Apple makes the payment.