QNAP warns users of bitcoin miner targeting their NAS devices

QNAP warned customers today of ongoing attacks targeting their NAS (network-attached storage) devices with cryptomining malware, urging them to take measures to protect them immediately

The cryptominer deployed in this campaign on compromised devices will create a new process named [oom_reaper] that will mine for Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

While running, the malware can take up to 50% of all CPU resources and will mimic a kernel process with a PID higher than 1000.

We strongly recommend users to act immediately to protect their device, QNAP said in a security advisory published today. If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact us through the QNAP Helpdesk.

Customers who suspect their NAS is infected with this bitcoin miner are advised to restart their device, which may remove the malware.

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