Locky Ransomware Returns with New IKARUSdilapidated Phishing Campaign
Over 62,000 phishing emails delivered the new threat in the first three days of the campaign alone.
- Jeff Goldman for eSecurity Planet August 17th, 2017
- Source: http://www.esecurityplanet.com/threats/locky-ransomware-returns-with-new-ikarusdilapidated-phishing-campaign.html
Research by Damon McCoy, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Comodo researchers recently uncovered a new ransomware campaign that launched on August 9, targeting tens of thousands of victims with a simple email delivering just an attachment and no text.
The attachment is a zip file with the name "E 2017-08-09 (xxx).xxx," with the number in parentheses and the file extension varying with each email.
When executed, the attachment downloads a new Locky ransomware variant called IKARUSdilapidated.