Locky Targets Hospitals In Massive Wave Of Ransomware Attacks

Tom Spring reports:

A massive Locky ransomware campaign spotted this month targets primarily the healthcare sector and is delivered in phishing campaigns. The payload, researchers at FireEye said, is dropped via .DOCM attachments, which are macro-enabled Office 2007 Word documents.

Especially hard hit are hospitals in the United States followed by Japan, Korea and Thailand, according to research published Wednesday by FireEye.

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