The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinsky, an alleged member of the REvil hacker group, who stole blueprints for the new MacBook Pros in the spring of 2021 by hacking into an Apple supplier.
Recall that in April, hackers from REvil hacked into Apple’s supplier Quanta Computer and stole design schematics for 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The attackers demanded a ransom in the amount of $ 50 million and threatened to publish all the drawings in the public domain if the company did not pay the named amount. A few days later, REvil removed all documents and extortion threats related to Apple from its website.
In May, REvil was involved in a cyberattack on a pipeline that caused gas shortages on the US east coast. In July, hackers exploited a vulnerability in Kaseya’s control software, infecting ransomware viruses from 800 to 1,500 businesses around the world.
The US Department of Justice says Vasinsky was involved in the attack on Kaseya. He was arrested in Poland and is awaiting extradition to the United States. The FBI has also put another alleged REvil member, Russian Yevgeny Polyanin, on the wanted list. Vasinsky faces up to 115 years in prison if convicted, and Polyanin – up to 145 years.
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