QNAP warns users of dangerous new Dovecat malware

Taiwanese storage manufacturer QNAP has warned users of a malware strain that consumes large amounts of CPU and memory to mine cryptocurrency without the owner’s consent. Reports of the Dovecat malware infecting QNAP devices have been circulating for a few months now but a new security advisory has only just been released by the manufacturer.

It seems that QNAP’s network-attached storage (NAS) devices are at risk of infection if they are protected by weak user passwords. The Dovecat malware is capable of running on any Linux device but appears to have been specifically designed to infect QNAP NAS devices.

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