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Members of REvil, a hacker group that leaked schemets of Apple's MacBook Pro bangs, have all been arrested

via:IT之家     time:2022/1/15 22:02:13     readed:84

The ransomware hacker behind last year's leak of schematics for Apple's MacBook Pro has been arrested in Russia, Russia's Federal Security Service announced in a press release today, Reuters reported.

Following its first arrests late last year, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) explained that it had arrested 14 members of REvil, an organized crime association that uses malware to extort funds from other companies.

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In April 2021, REvil attacked Quanta Computer, an Apple supplier based in Taiwan. The group went on to publish schematics detailing thefts of 14 - and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, seven months before the device's official launch.

The extensive schematic shows the redesigned MacBook Pro's bangs groove, case design, ports, full-size function keys instead of Touch Bar, and much more. The leak is detailed and said to be helpful to maintenance technicians.

REvil threatened to release more schematics and files every day if Apple didn't pay the $50 million ransom, but the initial leak disappeared a few days later. In October 2021, several governments launched a joint initiative to take the REvil website offline.

Following the latest arrests, REvil is now defunct and its information infrastructure has been destroyed, according to the FSB, IT Home has learned. REvil's funds have been seized from 25 addresses in Russia, valued at more than $5.5 million in cryptocurrency, cash, cars and equipment. Us authorities have also been informed of the development.

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