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Your NAS Devices are under Threat From Ransomware, Say Researchers

December 09, 2019 / Cyware

The number of ransomware attacks has shot up, with such incidents being reported quite often, especially in sectors such as healthcare and government agencies. Now, security experts are saying that ransomware strains are targeting NAS and backup storage devices. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the files or drives on infected systems and leaves a ransom note to decrypt the data. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are used for storage and data backup purposes. These devices are connected to a network and used in both enterprise and home environments. Researchers from Kaspersky say that these devices are directly under threat from the ransomware strains. These devices are connected on a network and the authenticated can be bypassed if there are vulnerabilities in the system.