New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage

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The number of ransomware strains targeting NAS and backup storage devices is growing, with users "unprepared" for the threat, researchers say.

Ransomware comes in many forms and guises. The malware variant is popular with cybercriminals and is used in attacks against the enterprise, critical services -- including hospitals and utilities -- and individuals.

Once deployed on a system, the malware will usually encrypt files or full drives, issue its victim with a ransom note, and demand payment in return for a way to decrypt and restore access to locked content.

There is no guarantee that paying up will result in decryption, but many will do so rather than lose their files -- and in cases where crucial systems have been locked, such as at government bodies or healthcare providers, there is additional pressure to return to normal operations as quickly as possible...

Read more: New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage | ZDNet
 

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