2022 is shaping up to be the year of NAS DeadBolt ransomware attacks. I’ve covered the ransomware attack on QNAP enclosures, but it seems as though TerraMaster was next in line to receive a battering. The company shared details on its official community forum on the matter, confirming reports have been sent in from NAS owners.
It’s currently being reported that ASUSTOR NAS owners have been locked out of their enclosures without access to data saved on the installed drives. A DeadBolt ransomware attack is rendering ASUSTOR NAS useless after encrypting all available data and setting up an injected GUI.
Malicious actors are everywhere online and it only takes a single phishing email or infected download to really do damage to your network. Network-attached storage is especially susceptible to ransomware due to them containing terabytes of data, often not backed up elsewhere. It’s actually simple to protect yourself and NAS from such attacks.
TerraMaster announced in January that the company’s NAS range and TOS operating system may be susceptible to ransomware attacks. This is yet another popular NAS manufacturer confirming attacks have taken place in the past year or so. TerraMaster shared details on how to safeguard enclosures and recover data.