What is a ransomware attack?
A ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish or blocks access to data or a computer system, usually by encrypting it. Then the ransomware proceeds to blackmail the victim to pay a certain amount of money to decrypt the data.
Ransomware attacks are very common and many companies around the world have been victim of ransomware attacks.
About year ago, QNAP warned their customers that Roon Server zero-day vulnerabilities and eCh0raix ransomware attacks against their network-attached storage (NAS) devices are being actively exploited.
This warning was issued only two weeks after QNAP users received alerts about the ongoing AgeLocker ransomware outbreak.
The Taiwanese NAS device manufacturer stated that it has received reports of devices affected by the eCh0raix ransomware in a security bulletin issued today.
Although QNAP did not mention how many reports it has received from users directly affected by the eCh0raix ransomware in the past few weeks, there has been an increase in BleepingComputer attack reports.
Can Amber be attacked by ransomwares?
The answer is no: Amber cannot be attacked in the same way. The permissions, and the ways to access the storage itself are behind an additional level of security.
Login in the device from an external network won't let the user access to the data, while a controlled access from the local network will be authenticated by the cloud account pairing.
The access to the Applications from the internet with Amber Anywhere doesn't require any port forwarding or configuration of the router, increasing by a lot the safety of the device even for non-tech users.
The security and safety of the Data stored by our users is our top priority, and every aspect of the device is developed with that in mind.