Ransom

Hacker Collective Removes Apple Leaks and Extortion Threat, Without Explanation

Last week, hacker collective REvil gained access to the servers of Taiwan-based Apple supplier Quanta Computers, and made away with images and schematics of unreleased (but likely under-development) Apple products. REvil initially demanded Quanta Computers pay $50 million USD to have the stolen files deleted. When the Apple supplier refused to pay, REvil set its...

Hackers Demanded $50,000 Ransom For Bell Customer Data

A pair of hackers under the collective name of “exodus” claimed responsibility for recent hacks against Canadian carrier Bell. The hackers told Bell that they would not release the information, so long as the Canadian carrier agreed to pay a $50,000 ransom. The attack managed to compromise approximately 1.9 million email addresses, along with 1,700 real...