Player 1 Limps Back Into the Ring – Hello again, Locky!
This post was authored by Alex Chiu, Warren Mercer, and Jaeson Schultz. Sean Baird and Matthew Molyett contributed to this post. Back in May, the Necurs spam botnet jettisoned Locky ransomware in favor of the new Jaff ransomware variant. However, earlier this month Kaspersky discovered a vulnerability within Jaff which allowed them to create a decryptor. […]
Threat Spotlight: Mighty Morphin Malware Purveyors: Locky Returns Via Necurs
This post was authored by Nick Biasini Throughout the majority of 2016, Locky was the dominant ransomware in the threat landscape. It was an early pioneer when it came to using scripting formats Windows hosts would natively handle, like .js, .wsf, and .hta. These scripting formats acted as a vehicle to deliver the payload via […]
Without Necurs, Locky Struggles
This post authored by Nick Biasini with contributions from Jaeson Schultz Locky has been a devastating force for the last year in the spam and ransomware landscape. The Locky variant of ransomware has been responsible for huge amounts of spam messages being sent on a daily basis. The main driver behind this traffic is the […]
LockyDump – All Your Configs Are Belong To Us
Locky has continued to evolve since its inception in February 2016. This has made it difficult to track at times due to changes in the way in which it’s distributed as well as various characteristics of the malware itself. The actors responsible for Locky have continuously attempted to improve operational security (OpSec) […]