Anomali has unveiled a new ransomware variant that is targeting network attached storage (NAS) devices made by QNAP Systems.

The ransomware, dubbed eCh0raix after a line in the code, was first spotted in June when a discussion regarding it appeared in Bleeping Computer’s forums. At this point it is not widespread and for reasons and for unknown reasons only targets QNAP Systems NAS devices, the Anomali Threat Research Team told SC Media. However, why such NAS devices are being targeted is not a mystery.

“Usually these devices are used to store backups and important files, which makes them a lucrative target for ransomware,” Anomali said.

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