Security Alert: Locky Adds the .lukitus Extension, Spreads through Waves of Malspam

IOANA RIJNETU | August 17, 2017

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After infecting computers with recurring malicious email campaigns sent to random recipients in organizations from all over the world, Locky ransomware strikes again. Locky’s persistence is already famous, as cyber criminals use it frequently to exploit vulnerabilities in outdated systems. The most recent campaign, which started late last night, uses a new extension called .lukitus and has been discovered by Rommel Joven. As expected, Internet users can get their files back, after paying a ransom required by attackers.

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