A ransomware attack has affected Apple’s assembly partner Renbao, causing problems in its corporate network and possibly causing short-term delays in production for some customers. On Monday, Compal confirmed that it was attacked by blackmail software on Sunday. It is reported that the attack caused serious damage to its computer system, but because it was discovered early, only about 30% of the entire network was paralyzed. < / P > < p > according to ZDNet, workers were asked to inform Renbao’s it support team about the health of their workstations and back up any important files as much as possible. Work has been carried out to repair the affected computers, and Renbao has also reminded other supply chain suppliers of the problem. < / P > < p > the ransomware is believed to be the product of doppelpaymer malware, created by a gang of the same name, and has all the characteristics of a typical ransomware attack. This includes a blackmail note informing the encrypted files and asking to cooperate with the gang or face all files still encrypted. < / P > < p > although there were reports that this was a ransomware attack, Renbao representatives initially insisted that there was no extortion software attack at all. The representative told udn that the automated office system was abnormal and stressed that there was no blackmail. The representative also claimed that production was normal, contrary to a notice to suppliers warning of potential short-term problems. < / P > < p > it is not clear whether this will affect apple, as Renbao is the main partner in assembling the macbook pro and MacBook Air product lines. The iMac, which uses Apple’s processor, is expected to be available on Tuesday, which is likely to be a busy time for Apple’s supply chain as it has to make its first non Intel MAC by the end of the year. Global Tech

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