“Government issues alert on spread of ‘Locky Ransomware’

The government has issued an alert on spread of new malware ‘Locky Ransomware’ that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them. Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding ransom of half bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh. A new wave of spam mails is circulating with common subject lines to spread variants of Locky Ransomware. According to the reports that over 23 million messages have been sent in this campaign. The system infected by Locky Ransomware is getting locked or encrypted with random numbers with “extension [dot] lukitus or [dot] diablo6.