New Qlocker ransomware is hitting hundreds of QNAP NAS devices per day

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A new ransomware strain named Qlocker is on a rampage and infecting hundreds of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices every day, taking over hard drives, moving users’ files inside password-protected 7zip archives, and asking for a $550 ransom payment.

The first cases were reported on Tuesday, April 20, and the number of infections has skyrocketed into the hundreds per day, according to statistics provided by Michael Gillespie, the creator of ransomware identification service ID-Ransomware.

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