Hackers Are Demanding $50 Million From Apple

It could have been much worse.

You hear about companies getting hacked all the time. Equifax, MyFitnessPal, Marriott — the list goes on. Usually, it’s user data that’s stolen, and some of these hacks have compromised literally hundreds of millions of accounts.

In a hack publicized this week, Apple was the target. But unusually, it wasn’t user data that was stolen this time. It was blueprints: designs for new Apple products. And the hackers want $50 million to make them stop publishing the stolen information…