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Everything you should know about ‘Locky Ransomware’

Uncategorized September 3, 2017

The Narendra Modi government on Saturday issued an alert on the spread of a new malware. The name of this malware is ‘Locky Ransomware’. Here are things you must know about the Locky Ransomware and how it harms our systems:- What is Locky ransomware? Ransomware is a kind of cyber-attack designed to block access to the data and files on local computer and demand money in the form on bitcoins to unlock it. The Locky ransomware is similar in nature to the “WannaCry” that caused massive outcry around the world earlier this year. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory for Locky ransomware warning for users in India to stay alert. Locky ransomware has been active since last year, but this time around it is back with its new variant. A new ransomware campaign was launched on August 9, and it appears to have started to penetrate in India as well. Cybersecurity company AppRiver said that it has seen over 23 million messages sent in the attack, making it one of the largest malware campaigns seen so far. How does it work? The ransomware is being distributed through a new file extension called “.diablo6”, according to Malwarebytes research. Continue reading …
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