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Taiwan probes alleged cyberattack on top Apple supplier

Blog post on 'dark net' claims ransomware demand against Quanta Computer

Hackers claim to have stolen blueprints of Apple products from main MacBook assembler Quanta Computer. (Photo by Yuki Kohara) 

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's top investigation authority on Wednesday said it has initiated a preliminary inquiry into an alleged cyberattack on Apple's main MacBook assembler, Quanta Computer.

The probe comes after claims of a so-called ransomware attack -- in which hackers try to steal confidential information and demand money for its safe return -- involving blueprints for Apple products.

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