New Ransomware “Locky” Discovered

Please read the following as it pertains to a new virus threat that can IRREVOCABLY DESTROY all data on your computer and the company network.

This virus is very similar to the recent Cryptowall / Cryptolocker virus.

Currently Antivirus and Firewalls will not catch this new threat as it is a zero day attack. This means it is a brand new attack and antiviruses have not had a chance to implement protections.

This threat is being distributed using e-mail and Word documents.
Emails are being sent out with a subject line such as ATTN: Invoice J-98223146 and a message such as “Please see the attached invoice (Microsoft Word Document) and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice”.

If you receive an e-mail similar to this please DO NOT OPEN IT and DELETE THE EMAIL IMMEDIATELY. If you think you have opened such a file please contact Localloop at (478) 453-8324.

More information on “Locky” can be found at KnowBe4