Security

Ransomware Dominates: An In-Depth Look at the Locky Ransomware

Provided by CYREN

Category Security

Type Analyst Report

Length 16

Publish Date May 18 2016

Date posted October 20 2016

Overview

It’s an unfortunate fact that cybercriminals are becoming increasingly stealthy, smart and sophisticated, generating millions of dollars in a matter of days with one simple piece of malware. Locky ransomware is just one such example of this, directly resulting in a 412% increase in daily malware emails over a one-month period. This report looks in detail at the Locky ransomware - 2016’s most prolific malware to date - and provides readers with best practices to help improve their protection and enhance prevention.

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