Users of Asustor Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are being warned of potential Deadbolt ransomware infections after dozens of people took to Reddit and other message boards to complain of attacks.
Asustor Marketing Manager Jack Lu told ZDNet that the company is “going to release a recovery firmware for support engineers today for users whose NAS is hacked so they can use their NAS again.”
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“However, encrypted files can not be recovered unless users have backups,” Lu added.
Asustor released a warning on Wednesday that the Deadbolt ransomware was being used in attacks affecting Asustor devices. It announced that the myasustor.com DDNS service will be disabled while the issue is investigated.
The company recommends users change default ports, including the default NAS web access ports of 8000 and 8001 as well as remote web access ports of 80 and 443. Users should also Disable EZ Connect,