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Locky Ransomware Infecting 90,000 Systems Daily

Ransomware is quickly becoming a mainstream form of malware, according to the Clearwater, Fla.-based cybersecurity firm KnowBe4, and one driving factor is the significant amount of cash being racked up by the notorious Dridex banking Trojan gang with its new Locky strain.

Locky was linked to the Russian Dridex gang by IT security companies Proofpoint and Palo Alto Networks as the most prominent form of operating banking malware, replacing former frontrunner CryptoWall.

Dear Locky: You have shown that signature-based detection is fundamentally impossible, but we still caught you!

By: Carolyn Crandall CMO The Dridex Locky ransomware strain by design isn’t any more sophisticated than its fellow ransomware Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt and others. However, it is said to be backed by the Russian Dridex criminal group, a known leader in banking malware and it has quickly built its reputation by the speed in which it …

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