The godfather of ransomware returns: Locky is back and sneakier than ever

Danny Palmer reports:

The ransomware that drove last year’s boom in file-encrypting malware is back, and this time it’s even harder to detect.

Ransomware cost its victims some $1bn during 2016, with Locky one of the most widespread variants, infecting organisations across the globe.

However, the start of 2017 saw a sudden decline in the distribution of Locky, to such an extent that another form of ransomware — Cerber — has usurped Locky’s dominance.

But after being all but written off, Locky is staging a comeback.

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