Tag: locky

Closing a Word Document Could Infect Your Computer With Locky Ransomware

Cybercriminals have not given up on the idea of distributing Locky ransomware. Although most of the distribution methods in place today are being used by virtually everyone, there is a new solution being utilized¬†by a few criminals. They now distribute the Locky ransomware payload through a modified Microsoft Word file, which will only be triggered once the document is closed. This is a new¬†spin on the traditional “Word macro” distribution …
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Latest Locky Ransomware Distribution Campaign Targets Windows XP and Vista Users

There is good news and bad news when it comes to the infamous Locky ransomware strain. The bad news is how this type of malware has received another update and is now being distributed via a spam campaign. The good news is how it only targets Windows XP and Vista users. This latter part is not necessarily all that good, though, as a lot of consumers and corporations still rely …
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Locky Ransomware Returns yet Again Thanks to the Necurs Botnet

Even though a lot of people had hoped Locky ransomware would finally disappear into obscurity, it appears we are not so lucky after all. In fact, researchers indicate the malware is making a rather surprising return, thanks to the Necurs botnet. A new dedicated spam campaign is underway to bring this ransomware to as many people as possible. The Return of Locky Ransomware (Again) It appears certain types of malware …
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New Spam Campaign Distributes Locky Ransomware and Kovter Trojan Simultaneously

Criminals have taken a liking to the idea of combining multiple types of malware into one distribution campaign. Malware Protection Center researchers discovered a string of email messages using malicious attachments to spread both Locky ransomware and the Kovter Trojan. It is not the first time these two types of malware are distributed in the same campaign, as dual-pronged spam campaigns have become more common as of late. Criminals Step …
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