Hundreds of QNAP Users Pay Ransom After Ransomware Infection

Hundreds of QNAP Users Pay Ransom After Ransomware Infection

Hundreds of people with NAS system from QNAP paid the ransom after their devices became infected with ransomware. The NAS systems became infected with Qlocker ransomware through several known vulnerabilities . This ransomware encrypts files and requires 0.01 bitcoin to decrypt the data.


In the four weeks that the ransomware has been active, almost nine hundred people have paid about 350,000 dollars to get their files back, according to Bleeping Computer , based on the bitcoin wallets that the attackers used. The amount could potentially be higher if other bitcoin wallets have also been used.


On the website where victims can pay, the criminals behind the operation announced that they would stop it. By now, all known Qlocker ransomware websites are offline, meaning that victims can no longer pay the ransom to decrypt their data.


QNAP NAS systems are more likely to be the target of ransomware. Last week, QNAP issued a warning about the eCh0raix ransomware that would infect NAS systems using weak passwords. Previously, QNAP released an update to the Malware Remover tool to remove Qlocker from NAS systems.

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