QNAP users angry after NAS drives are updated to combat DeadBolt ransomware

Connor Jones reports:

QNAP customers have expressed anger towards the company after it forced a security update on large numbers of its users’ network-attached storage (NAS) drives.

The NAS manufacturer announced on Wednesday that DeadBolt ransomware was “widely targeting” QNAP drives and locking out users until they paid a fee in Bitcoin. Numerous users began reporting that they had fallen victim to the ransomware campaign earlier this week after losing access to files.

A query sent to internet-facing device scanner Censys revealed 3,687 devices have already been encrypted by DeadBolt.

Read more at ITPro.

Over on BleepingComputer, Lawrence Abrams has more on Deadbolt.

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