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.