Ransomware gang wants Apple to ‘buy back’ stolen blueprints [updated]

A notorious Russian ransomware and data-stealing gang wants Apple to pay millions or the gang will publicly release blueprints and schematics of Apple products.

The REvil group, known for the Sodinokibi ransomware, claims it broke into and encrypted the servers of Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese company that manufactures and reportedly assembles hardware for Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and many other technology companies. [Update: Dell told us it has no relationship with Quanta, and the REvil “Happy Blog” added schematics for the iMacs introduced at Apple’s April 20 presentation.]