Ransomware is far from dead. In fact, it seems to constantly cycle back in newer, more aggressive forms. Be diligent in your preparations. Have sound backups. Filter your DNS. Train your people.
Amazon shoppers and users beware! There is a new Locky ransomware campaign targeting you. Please take the time to closely inspect your email messages and take caution when receiving unexpected attachments. It is highly unlikely that Amazon would ever send you a Word document, so don’t click. Simply delete!
This is a good read from Fortinet concerning a new version of Locky ransomware that utilizes a new encryption algorithm and addressing model.
This is a good overview of what appears to be the next evolution of the Locky ransomware threat. More stealth is never a good thing for malware.
This is an excellent breakdown of the Locky infection process by the team at Eset. Enjoy.
This is a nice review of several topics by the ESET team at WeLiveSecurity.com.
Sadly in this situation, the math made sense for the hospital and the ransom was paid. Unfortunately, there is a much higher cost in the future of the hospital to restore its reputation and build actual defenses against future attacks.
Another day…another form of ransomware to combat. This is a good review of Locky.