Maharashtra Mantralaya’s 150 Computers Attacked By Locky Virus

Locky ransomware, a malicious software which blocks access to computers, attacked about 150 computers in Maharashtra Mantralaya on May 15, encrypting important files from the Public Works Department and the Revenue department.

The government has now directed its employees to only use their official ID and not use private e-mail IDs such as Gmail or Yahoo. It has also decided to provide an advisory to employees to exercise caution while using pen drives and CDs procured without authenticating sources.

Locky is a ransomware email-worm program that is contained within a Microsoft Word document sent by email (in either Microsoft Outlook or Office 365) to thousands of computers, pretending to be an invoice of a company and making use of social-engineering tactics to lure victims into installing the ransomware as well as the enabling of “macros” if the file attached is unreadable (it will always be unreadable), once the file is opened.

So let’s do:
1. Name the virus, which has attacked about 150 computers in Maharashtra Mantralaya ? 

Source – The Hindu


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