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Locky: All About The Global Ransomware Attack You Must Know

Locky: All About The Global Ransomware Attack You Must Know

Tech World
There have been a good amount of global ransomware attacks lately. There is a lot of confusion about what to trust and what to avoid. Attacks like WannaCry and Petya were already too much, over which the e-mail based Locky has emerged. Locky ransomware spreads through spam emails, according to the alert by the Indian CERT. Although there are no reports of damage in India, people better be safe than sorry. What is Locky? It is a ransomware in which the cyber criminal blocks access to your data, encrypts it and then demands money to unlock it back again. Locky has been active since last year and is recently back with a new variant. Locky is one of the largest ransomware attacks, with more than 23 million messages, as per AppRiver. It was first launched on August 9 last year and is grow...