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New Locky Ransomware Campaign Detected, Spreading via Spam Emails
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 05:17:08 AM »
New Locky Ransomware Campaign Detected, Spreading via Spam Emails
24 April 2017, 3:04 am

The Locky ransomware is back and it's worse than before. After a rather quiet start of 2017, Locky is hitting victims again via a spam campaign containing malicious docs. 

According to My Online Security, the new wave of spam messages comes with emails pretending to be payment receipts with various subjects, including "Receipt 435," "Payment Receipt 2724," "Payment-2677," and so on, where the numbers change. 

The attachments are PDF files with nondescript names like P72732.pdf, which give away nothing about what's inside and, therefore, add to the curiosity factor. When you open the PDF, you get prompted to open an embedded Word document. Just to be clear, this is highly suspicious behavior and not something anyone does. 

If you open that file, the Word document opens and the typical malicious word document prompt pops up. More specifically, it tells you that th... (read more)

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