Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
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Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
A new variant of the Locky ransomware has been discovered, which now utilizes a new file extension. After encrypting files, it will demand 0.49 Bitcoins, which is equal to more than $2,000.
According to a recent study by Google, Chainanalysis, and two universities, ransomware victims have paid out over $25 million dollars over the past two years in hopes of getting their files decrypted.
A security firm found a new attack vector which exploits image files sent on Facebook. It will download a malicious file, which when activated will activate the Locky ransomware.
A new malware is spreading via compromised Facebook accounts. It will send an innocent-looking image file to friends, which will install either a malicious extension, or worse, ransomware.