QNAP NAS devices hit in surge of ech0raix ransomware attacks

Users of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices are reporting attacks on their systems with the eCh0raix ransomware, also known as QNAPCrypt.

The threat actor behind this particular malware intensified their activity about a week before Christmas, taking control of the devices with administrator privileges.

Attack count jumps before Christmas
BleepingComputer forum users managing QNAP and Synology NAS systems have been regularly reporting eCh0raix ransomware attacks but more of them started to disclose incidents around December 20.

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Source: Bleeping Computer