Dutch police and other law enforcement agencies have managed to trick the DeadBolt ransomware operators into releasing 150 decryption keys for free. 

DeadBolt is a ransomware that specializes in encrypting online network attached storage (NAS) devices. Owners of QNAP  (Quality Network Appliance Provider) devices have recently been the target of this ransomware operator. QNAP and DeadBolt have history. In January 2022, news broke that a ransomware group was targeting QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. As a countermeasure, QNAP pushed out an automatic, forced, update with firmware containing the latest security updates to protect against the attackers’ DeadBolt ransomware, which annoyed part of its userbase.”

Read more: MalwarebytesLABS

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