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Government issues alert for Locky ransomware

Mon, Sep 04 2017, 12:15 PM

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on Saturday issued an alert for an email-based ransomware called Locky, which is reportedly spreading through 23 million messages. In circulation via spam mails, Locky scrambles the contents of a server or computer and demands payment in Bitcoins to unlock it. In the last six years, CERT-In has handled around 3.4 lakh security incidents and issued 111 security alerts.