As they are all set to 0.0.0.0, the ClamAV update fails. If you remove these entries, the update runs fine but they return on after rebooting.”
Other users reported similar problems with the MalwareRemover, but it is still unclear if the events are linked.
QNAP provided a script that could help users to restore normal operations deleting the mysterious entries.
QNAP hasn’t confirmed that the incidents were caused by a malware.
“Exposing your NAS on the internet (allowing remote access) is always a high risk thing to do (at least without a properly deployed remote access VPN and/or 2FA on all existing user accounts)!” wrote the user P3R.
“The real problems that I see with Qnap are:
The marketing is pushing the private cloud message and tell users that the Qnap solution is a secure way to deploy it. Unfortunately the first part is very attractive to users that doesn’t understand the risks and the last part is a lie.
Qnap have many dangerous things enabled by default and/or without sufficient warnings about the risks.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.