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Scam of the Week: Locky Ransomware Threatens Users Through Malicious Email Attachments

By November 14, 2016 No Comments

This month, reports of a new Locky Ransomware phishing scam have spread throughout the country. These emails warn of “credit card suspension” and “suspicious money movement” and prompt users to click an attached ZIP file, which contains a malicious JavaScript folder. Once an employee opens the file, the latest version of Locky Ransomware is downloaded from one of five different URLs, each sent from a remote server. The following is an example of this form of Locky Ransomware:

If you receive an email similar to this one, it’s important to delete it from your inbox to prevent any chance of hackers breaching your network. These Locky cybercriminals are highly automated and will change the name and contact details of each email to increase their click rate.

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