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Noberus ransomware affiliates Noberus (also known as BlackCat, ALPHV) are using data-stealing malware to steal passwords held by Veeam backup software. This is being used by the Colonial Pipeline ransomware group.
The storage solutions of HPE and NetApp are also affected by these vulnerabilities
Any attacker with control over the system can read, modify and potentially destroy the entire virtual backup tapes, which could be used as an initial stage
More than 1,000 QNAP devices have been infected with the Deadbolt ransomware in the last week
The security holes could be exploited to execute code remotely, without authentication.
Users of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices are reporting attacks on their systems with the eCh0raix ransomware, also known as QNAPCrypt.
Western Digital had updated its SanDisk SecureAccess product to address vulnerabilities that can be exploited to gain access to user data.
Cyber attackers are making a ‘beeline’ for backup servers to disable or corrupt files.
The Conti ransomware gang has developed novel tactics to demolish backups, especially the Veeam recovery software.
Synology has warned customers that the StealthWorker botnet is targeting their network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
“If you can’t access backup, you aren’t going to be able to restore files and you’re more likely to pay the ransom.”
Ransomware attacks are proving more lucrative for cyber criminals as even organizations that can restore from backups are paying ransom demands.
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