Synology DS115j Released

What is the Synology DS115j?

The DS115j is Synology’s new entry level single bay NAS which is designed to take on the hugely popular WD My Cloud. Like the My Cloud it aims to be compact and quiet for living room friendly operation and provide a personal Cloud for users still sceptical about putting all their data in Dropbox, Google Drive or (perhaps most pertinently) Apple iCloud.

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.