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Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware

Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware

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Over the weekend two security researchers spotted a Facebook spam campaign delivering Nemucod as well as Locky ransomware

Locky ransomware distributors reduced to potty talk

Locky ransomware distributors reduced to potty talk

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After a two week break that saw few Locky ransomware attacks, the Cisco Talos research team discovered a new variety that sports not only a scatologically named extension for the encrypted files but another reference that insults Linux.

Shades of Locky, MarsJoke in new Hades ransomware

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Another new ransomware type called Hades, uncovered this week by Proofpoint, that seems to pull in features from several older malware types.

Locky developers upgrade ransomware's ability to perform offline encryption

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A new analysis of Locky ransomware configurations by IT security firm Avira has revealed improved offline capabilities that enhance its ability to automatically encrypt victims' files, without interaction with a command-and-control server.

Quant Loader Trojan downloader spotted in the wild

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Forcepoint has come across a new Trojan downloader called Quant Loader that has been spotted distributing Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware.

Latest Locky version on the loose

Latest Locky version on the loose

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A new version of Locky ransomware has been spotted sporting an improved delivery mechanism, better obfuscation which combined make it more difficult for anti-malware scanners to spot.

Locky ransomware spread in global campaign against health sector

Locky ransomware spread in global campaign against health sector

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FireEye researchers have spotted a Locky ransomware campaign targeting the healthcare sector around the world

Researcher infects tech scammer with Locky for messing with his mother

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A cyber-vigilante took internet justice into his own hands when he infected the computer of an tech support scammer with Locky ransomware.

New Locky using WSF spotted in Brazilian underground

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Trend Micro researchers spotted a new variant of Locky ransomware using Windows Scripting Files (WSF) as a downloader.

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

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Dridex and Locky delivered to victims via compromised computers as the Necurs botnet, dark since late May, starts up again.

Ransomware has been labeled the biggest threat this year, but is it as dangerous as it's made out to be?

Ransomware has been labeled the biggest threat this year, but is it as dangerous as it's made out to be?

Steve Donald says ransomware is emerging as the major cyber-threat of 2016 but what can organisations do to protect themselves?

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