New Ransomware Targets QNAP’s Network-Attached Storage Devices
A new ransomware strain dubbed eCh0raix is designed to compromise network-attached storage (NAS) devices produced by QNAP Systems, researchers with Anomali have discovered. In order to compromise the devices, the threat actors crack weak passwords via automated attacks or take advantage of known security flaws.
NAS devices are commonly used to store files and data backups, and are rarely protected by anti-malware solutions, making them easy targets. The targeted campaign puts around 19,000 systems in the US at risk.