Friday, April 29, 2016

Locky Ransomware

Make sure you know the person emailing you and have that Antivirus up to date.

Be on the lookout for that email.
Locky ransomware is spreading via spam email and a considerable security threat that is now widely spread.
And comes in with subjects as:  Invoice, Scanned Image using your email address, Outstanding Account, Attached Picture, Price list and more. 

Locky payment method

Locky’s payment system for decrypting files is the same as that of numerous other ransomwares. Locky’s website is hidden inside the Tor network and the ransom can only be paid with BitCoins. The decryption price is likely based on how many files are encrypted and the ransom value typically starts at 0.5 BitCoins.

Make sure you have antivirus installed

As always, don’t open suspicious attachments (e.g. .doc, .xls, and .zip files)

Keep recent backup copies of important data in a secure place offline

National Cyber Awareness System:
04/29/2016 09:45 PM EDT

Original release date: April 29, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the proliferation of ransomware campaigns. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Individuals and organizations are discouraged from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee access will be restored.
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