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New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

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Jul
2016
New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

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The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can’t reach their command-and-control servers.

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Avira have found a new Locky variant that starts encrypting files even when it cannot request a unique encryption key from the attacker’s servers because the computer is offline or a firewall blocks the communication.

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