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NamesLocky
CategoryMalware
TypeRansomware
DescriptionLocky is a high profile ransomware family that first appeared in early 2016 and was observed being active until end of 2017. It encrypts files on the victim system and asks for ransom in order to have back original files. In its first version it added a .locky extension to the encrypted files, and in recent versions it added the .lukitus extension. The ransom amount is defined in BTC and depends on the actor.
Information<https://threatvector.cylance.com/en_us/home/threat-spotlight-locky-ransomware.html>
<https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2017/01/locky-bart-ransomware-and-backend-server-analysis/>
<http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/06/necurs-locky-campaign.html>
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/locky-ransomware-returns-but-targets-only-windows-xp-and-vista/>
<https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2016/03/look-into-locky/>
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locky>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.locky>
AlienVault OTX<https://otx.alienvault.com/browse/pulses?q=tag:Locky>

Last change to this tool card: 14 May 2020

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All groups using tool Locky

ChangedNameCountryObserved

APT groups

 TA505, Graceful Spider, Gold EvergreenRussia2006-Oct 2020X

Other groups

 Dungeon SpiderRussia2016-Feb 2018 

2 groups listed (1 APT, 1 other, 0 unknown)

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