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Asustor NAS drives has been hit by DeadBolt ransomware

Exploit: Ransomware

Asustor NAS: Computer Hardware Developer

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Risk to Business: 1.231 = Extreme

Owners of Asustor NAS drives have discovered that their devices have been hit by DeadBolt ransomware. Users were greeted with a message from the DeadBolt ransomware attempting to extort 0.03 bitcoins (approximately US $1140 at current exchange rates) for the promised release of a decryption key that would allow users to access their data. Asustor is investigating the matter and in the meantime, the company has disabled functionality which can allow remote access to its NAS drives: ASUSTOR EZ-Connect, ASUSTOR EZ Sync, and

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business There’s a creepy ransomware trend brewing in which cybercriminals approach the people whose records they stole or encrypted, not the business that had the records.

Source: Bit Defender