White-hat hacks Muhstik ransomware gang and releases decryption keys

A user got his revenge on the ransomware gang who encrypted his files by hacking their server and releasing the decryption keys for all other victims.

This happened earlier today and involved the Muhstik gang. Muhstik is a recent strain of ransomware that has been active since late September, according to reports [123].

This ransomware targets network-attacked storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwanese hardware vendor QNAP. The gang behind the Muhstik ransomware is brute-forcing QNAP NAS devices that use weak passwords for the built-in phpMyAdmin service, according to a security advisory published by the company last week.

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Source: ZDNet