Massive Locky ransomware campaign sends out 23 million emails in 24 hours

Security researchers have spotted a massive malware campaign that sent out 23 million messages laden with Locky ransomware in the span of 24 hours.

David Bisson reports.


Locky ransomware disguises itself as account suspensions and suspicious movements

One of the golden rules of computer security for the last twenty-or-so years has been to be extremely cautious of unsolicited emails. Yet, the same old tricks are still being used to successfully spread ransomware.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Blogger turns tables on cyber-scammer by infecting them with ransomware

BBC News reports: A French security researcher says he managed to turn the tables on a cyber-scammer by sending him malware. Technical support scams try to convince people to buy expensive software to fix imaginary problems. But Ivan Kwiatkowski played along with the scheme until he was asked to send credit card details. He instead

Be careful in your inbox. Massive Locky ransomware campaign underway

F-Secure is warning computer users about a significant increase in sightings of the Locky ransomware, typically spammed out posing as invoices or profiles for positions at your company. Here is how researcher Päivi Tynninen described the scale of the malware campaign: Yesterday, Tuesday, we saw two new campaigns with a totally different magnitude: more than

Ransomware for sale on nonsensical dark web malware site

Goliath ransomware is now for sale on the dark web, but some of its features – not to mention those of the malware website – don’t make any sense.

David Bisson reports.

Decryption tool released for Locky ransomware impersonator

A decryption tool has been released for a crypto-malware variant that loves to impersonate the now-infamous Locky ransomware.

David Bisson reports.

What does a .locky file extension mean? It means you’ve been hit by ransomware

Ransomware with apparent links to a Dridex botnet affiliate has been spotted attempting to infect at least 450,000 computer users.

David Bisson reports.