QNAP NAS MALWARE SCAM - Take Action
Qlocker and eCh0raix are targeting QNAP NAS and encrypting users data for ransom.
QNAP strongly urges users take immediate action.
DO NOT shut down the NAS
Install the latest Malware Remover version and run a malware scan on QNAP NAS
Update the latest available version of The Multimedia Console, Media Streaming Add-on, and Hybrid Backup Sync apps
QNAP has released an updated version of Malware Remover for operating systems such as QTS and QuTS hero to address the ransomware attack. If user data is encrypted or being encrypted, the NAS must not be shut down. Users should run a malware scan with the latest Malware Remover version immediately, and then contact QNAP Technical Support.
QNAP is urgently working on a solution to remove malware from infected devices.
If you are a QNAP NAS user but have been unaffected by the recent Qlocker and eCh0raix malware attack, QNAP recommends the following actions:
Install the latest Malware Remover version and run a malware scan as a precautionary measure
Update passwords to stronger ones
Update Multimedia Console, Media Streaming Add-on, and Hybrid Backup Sync apps to the latest available version
Modify the default network port 8080 for accessing the NAS operating interface. Steps to perform the operation can be found in the information security best practice offered by QNAP
The data stored on NAS should be backed up or backed up again utilizing the 3-2-1 backup rule, to further ensure data integrity and security
If you are worried about any aspects of your IT security, call the team at Conformedia for help and advice.
Tel: 0113 234 1548