Ransomware: Locky not Lucky

David Bisson reports on Graham Cluley’s blog about the ransomware commonly named Locky because of its use of a ‘.locky’ extension to files it has encrypted.

What does a .locky file extension mean? It means you’ve been hit by ransomware

The same story is covered by HelpNet Security:

Dridex botnet alive and well, now also spreading ransomware

Both articles refer to analysis by Palo Alto:

Locky: New Ransomware Mimics Dridex-Style Distribution

Paul Ducklin’s article for Sophos tells us about “Locky” ransomware: What you need to know. And John Leyden’s article for The Register also refers: Locky ransomware is spreading like the clap – Feeling Locky, punk? Well, do ya?

David Harley

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