New eCh0raix Ransomware Brute-Forces QNAP NAS Devices


eCh0raix Ransomware NAS Devices

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding users’ data hostage until a ransom is paid, researchers told The Hacker News.

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.

Discovered by the research team at Anomali, the new ransomware, dubbed eCh0raix, targets poorly protected or insecure QNAP NAS devices either by brute forcing weak credentials or exploiting known vulnerabilities.

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