Government Issues Alert on Spread of ‘Locky Ransomware’

The government has issued an alert on the spread of new malware ‘Locky Ransomware’ that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them. Electronics and IT Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted that an alert regarding spam spreading Locky Ransomware was issued by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.

Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding the ransom of half Bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh. 

Source- The Economic Times

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