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I am not aware of one but that absolutely doesn't mean there have been none.

With all the VTL's out there by different vendors the attack vectors are different. Some vendors work VERY hard to assure there are no SMB, NFS, FTP or other methods of attack while others actively use those in their configurations.

Some let you log in and be root on the VTL and others don't allow you access to a command line at all.

I would hazard a guess that some VTL data HAS been ransomed at some point just due to the sheer number of attacks out there and number of devices out there.

Point being: Do Not Assume that your VTL is immune to a ransomware attack!

- DrF

On 9/26/2022 9:11 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
I guess the only reason to leave them in there are for those who already have VTL's duplicating between data centers and duplicate to physical tapes as an 'air gap' in case some ransomware figures out how to attack your VTL.

Has there ever been a documented successful ransomware attack on VTL?

Rob Berendt


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