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Locky Ransomware Infecting 90,000 Systems Daily

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 22, 2016 in Industry News

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.

 

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