Posts tagged Locky

Locky targets Windows OS and its attack vector mimics that of the notorious banking Trojan, Dridex. It is distributed via phishing emails containing Word documents embedded with a malicious macro. If the victim opens the attachment and enables the macros to run, Locky downloads to the victim’s system and begins encrypting various files including pictures, videos, source code, and Microsoft Office files, changing the extension to .locky or .zepto when finished.

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