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Locky Gets Updated to ‘Ykcol’, Part of Rapid-Fire Spam Campaigns

12
Oct
2017
Locky Gets Updated to ‘Ykcol’, Part of Rapid-Fire Spam Campaigns

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Cybercriminals behind the Locky ransomware have revamped the malware’s code three times in 30-day period and blasted out massive spam campaigns.

According to researchers at Trustwave, the latest variant of Locky ransomware is called Ykcol (that’s Locky spelled backwards) and was part of a Sept. 19 spam blast targeting 3 million inboxes within a three-hour period. Messages were sent from the notorious Necurs botnet.

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