A New Ransomware Is Targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices

    Date 10 Jul 2019
    Category Hacks/Cracks
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based NAS devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding users' important data hostage until a ransom is paid.

    Ideal for home and small business, NAS devices are dedicated file storage units connected to a network or through the Internet, which allow users to store and share their data and backups with multiple computers.

    Independently discovered by researchers at two separate security firms, Intezer and Anomali, the new ransomware family targets poorly protected or vulnerable QNAP NAS servers either by brute forcing weak SSH credentials or exploiting known vulnerabilities.

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