Over the weekend, QNAP Systems, a Taiwanese provider of network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, issued a fresh alert about new Deadbolt ransomware assaults that target its NAS users.
In order to prevent victims from accessing their files, the Deadbolt ransomware adds the deadbolt extension to the encrypted files and takes over the NAS device’s login page. It was first discovered in January 2022. On September 3, the new Deadbolt attacks were initially observed, aiming to take advantage of a weakness in the Photo Station photo management program.
In a statement released on Saturday, QNAP Systems, Inc. stated that it has “detected the security threat Deadbolt leveraging exploitation of Photo Station vulnerability to encrypt QNAP NAS that are directly connected to the internet.”