SynoLocker ransomware targets Synology NAS Devices

A new file encrypting ransomware has been developed called SynoLocker that targets Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. Unlike typical encrypting malware, this one does not infect your computer, but rather exploits vulnerabilities in older versions of Synology’s Diskstation Manager (DSM) operating system. Devices running DSM 4.3-3810 versions or earlier are vulnerable and being targeted and exploited via the Internet. Once the device is exploited, you will no longer be able to access the administrative screen and it will be replaced by a ransom screen. This ransom screen states that your files have been encrypted and that you need to pay a ransom of .6 bitcoins, or approximately $350 USD to get your files back.