Hackers target QNAP-NAS storage for Photo Station. If your business relies on QNAP NAS storage devices for Photo Station, an unknown group of hackers has begun targeting them specifically with ransomware attacks.
The recent advisory stated, “QNAP Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has found evidence that the ransomware may attack earlier versions of Photo Station. We are thoroughly investigating the case and will release more information as soon as possible.”
Photo Station is a QNAP-NAS storage app that allows users to upload photos to their NAS device and then view them remotely. Unfortunately, even if you don’t use the app, hackers can still exploit it, and the fact that it’s not something you regularly use (or at all) means that it might not be on your radar of things to keep up to date.
The good news is that an update is available in QNAP-NAS storage for Photo Station; however, it is not a typical software update but rather an update to the firmware.
To update to the latest version of Photo Station and save yourself from a potential hacker attack, follow these steps:
- Log onto QTS as an Administrator
- Go to Control Panel, then System, and finally to Firmware Update.
- You’ll see an option labeled “Live Update,” and in that tab, a button marked “Check for Update.”
Just click that button, and the system will do the rest.
If you don’t want to do it that way, you can update your QNAP-NAS storage for Photo Station firmware manually by going to Support and Download Center from the company’s website, selecting the file to install based on the specific device you have.
Finally, update all the apps on your QNAP devices by logging on as an Administrator, go to your App Center, select “My Apps,” and install all updates.
Again, this is something you may not even use, but the fact that it exists on the devices you rely on gives hackers an in, whether you’re actively using it or not. Be sure to update right away to be safe.