What Is Locky Ransomware???
Locky ransomware is a virus file which actually encrypts all the files and folders in the targetted computer. Mostly this ransomware spreads from email (Phishing emails). It’s a VBS format file. It encrypts all of the user data on target’s computer and asks to pay ransom to decrypt.
How It Works???
Attacker sends phishing mails to the target users. When a victim clicks the file it starts downloading the latest version of locky virus from servers in the background. Then it starts encrypting each file in the system and adds .lakutis extension to every file and pops up a screen with showing a message to pay ransom amount of 0.5 BTC(127538.64 Rs). This is how it affects and 0.5 BTC is too much amount to pay for.
How To Decrypt???
There are no ways to decrypt files unless you pay. So, far you have to format and reinstall your system to access if you don’t pay a ransom.
How to be Protected???
- Be careful while opening emails with attachments.You don’t know what file is in it actually. Don’t open attachments from unknown senders.
- Update your system time to time.
- Use updated (Definitions & Programme) anti-virus software to be safe.