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The StorageCrypt ransomware is the last malware in order of time exploiting SambaCry to target NAS Devices

StorageCrypt Ransomware is the last malware in order of time exploiting the SambaCry vulnerability, it was developed to target NAS Devices.

Experts discovered a new strain of malware exploiting the SambaCry vulnerability (CVE-2017-7494), it has been calledStorageCrypt Ransomware because it targets NAS Devices via SambaCry Exploit.

The StorageCryptransomware demands between 0.4 and 2 Bitcoins ($5,000 to $25,000) for decrypting the encrypted files.

“Recently BleepingComputer has receivedaflurry of support requestsfor a new ransomwarebeing named StorageCrypt that is targeting NAS devices such as the Western DigitalMy Cloud.” wrote the malware expert Lawrence Abrams fromBleepingComputer.

“Victims have been reporting that their files have been encrypted and a note left with a ransom demand of between .4 and 2 bitcoins to get their files back.”

Experts discovered that the malware exploits theLinux Samba vulnerability, akaSambaCry, thatwas patched in May.

The vulnerability could be...(continued)

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