AES encryption

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2016
A new massive spam campaign is spreading Locky ransomware downloaders

Experts at Trustwave observed a new massive spam campaign that was sending a JavaScript attachment that downloads Locky ransomware. Ransomware continues to be among most insidious threats in this first part of the year, security researcher have recently observed a spike in the number of Locky ransomware infections. The experts from Trustwave security firm highlighted the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 20, 2016
Locky Ransomware uses AES to encrypt Local Files and Unmapped Network Shares

Security researchers discovered a strain of ransomware called Locky that uses AES encryption to encrypt local files and files on network shares. Security researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware called Locky, which uses AES encryption algorithm to encrypt both local files and files on network shares, even if they are unmapped. Security experts […]