10,000 Records Encrypted By Synolocker at Chinese University's Faculty of Medicine


Synolocker crypto-malware affecting Synology network access (NAS) devices in particular, has hit the Faculty of Medicine of Chinese University and took hostage no less than 10,000 patient records.

It appears that the affected data belongs to the Centre for Liver Health and Institute of Digestive Disease at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, and the police confirmed that the crooks used Synolocker for the deed.

Just like in other cases, the ransom fee for receiving the private key that can decrypt the data is 0.6 Bitcoin ($350 / €260). According to South China Morning Post, there is no evidence that the data has transpired from the storage devices, so there is no apparent risk of exposure.