Colin Mc Hugo

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Colin Mc Hugo
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QNAP Urges Users to Update NAS Devices to Prevent Deadbolt Ransomware Attacks

May 20, 2022
Deadbolt Ransomware Attacks

Taiwanese network-attached storage space (NAS) tools manufacturer QNAP on Thursday cautioned its consumers of a fresh wave of DeadBolt ransomware assaults.

The invasions are stated to have actually targeted TS-x51 collection and also TS-x53 collection home appliances working on QTS 4.3.6 and also QTS 4.4.1, according to its item safety occurrence reaction group.

” QNAP prompts all NAS individuals to inspect and also upgrade QTS to the most up to date variation immediately, and also stay clear of subjecting their NAS to the web,” QNAP said in an advisory.

This growth notes the 3rd time QNAP tools have actually come under attack from DeadBolt ransomware given that the begin of the year.

Deadbolt Ransomware Attacks

In late January, as several as 4,988 DeadBolt-infected QNAP tools were determined, motivating the firm to launch a forced firmware upgrade. A 2nd uptick in brand-new infections was observed in mid-March.


DeadBolt assaults are likewise remarkable for the truth that they presumably utilize zero-day problems in the software application to get remote accessibility and also secure the systems.

Ransomware Attacks

According to a new report released by Group-IB, exploitation of safety susceptabilities in public-facing applications became the 3rd most utilized vector to get first accessibility, representing 21% of all ransomware assaults checked out by the company in 2021.

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