Recently BleepingComputer has received a flurry of support requests for a new ransomware being named StorageCrypt that is targeting NAS devices such as the Western Digital My Cloud. Victims have been reporting that their files have been encrypted and a note left with a ransom demand of between .4 and 2 bitcoins.
Security researchers have discovered a new backdoor trojan targeting Windows computers. Named CowelSnail, this malware appears to be the work of the same group who weaponized the SambaCry vulnerability to install cryptocurrency miners on Linux servers last month.
wSomeone is using the SambaCry vulnerability to install a backdoor trojan on Linux devices running older versions of the Samba file-sharing server.
An unknown threat actor is using a vulnerability in Samba installations to take over Linux machines and use them as pawns in a vast cryptocurrency mining operation.
According to an advisory released yesterday, Samba software released in the last seven years is vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability that allows an attacker to upload and execute code on the user's machine. Depending on the attacker's skill, he can easily take over vulnerable devices.