The Russian FSB police arrested fourteen hackers, who attacked the Apple supplier How Much Computer they had gotten the MacBook project Pro announced late last year. They had asked Apple for a $ 50 million ransom for not publishing it.
Hackers arrested, they stole the MacBook Pro project
In April 2021, the hacker group REvil entered the servers of How Much Computer. The Taiwanese company is one of Apple’s suppliers. Hackers got their hands on project of the new MacBook Pro, seven months before they were officially announced.
The drawings showed in detail the design of the new one notch arrived on Apple’s laptops. And then the design of the body, the door arrangement, full-sized keys and the lack of Touch Bar. An information leak so detailed that it seems to have even been used by some technicians to repair computers.
According to the investigators’ reconstructions, the hackers would have published part of this information. And then threatened Apple: they had to arrive from Cupertino $ 50 million, or new information would arrive every daythe. But Apple paid nothing and the initial documents disappeared anyway.
In October 2021, several governments collaborated to take the hacker group offline. Now the Russian police have arrested the group, announcing that the handcuffs were 14 hackers defeated the entire group. In addition, they seized well $ 5.5 million in cryptovalute, cash and materials.
FSB communicated the news of the arrest to the FBI. Americans have long suspected that there might be government aid to support this group. The situation is therefore still certain, with the USA who have not yet made known anything about itor. We will keep you posted.