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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1327 Locky targets hospitals In massive save of ransomware attacks
A massive Locky ransomware campaign spotted this month targets primarily the healthcare sector and is delivered in phishing campaigns. The payload, researchers at FireEye said, is dropped via .DOCM attachments, which are macro-enabled Office 2007 Word documents.

Especially hard hit are hospitals in the United States followed by Japan, Korea and Thailand, according to research published Wednesday by FireEye.

Researcher Ronghwa Chong said this blitz of macro-based Locky ransomware is a new tactic for cybercriminals who in March primarily distributed Locky ransomware via spam campaigns with the payload delivered via JavaScript attachments.
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#1327 Locky targets hospitals In massive save of ransomware attacks
#1326 Millions of Steam game keys stolen after hacker breaches gaming site
#1325 "Smart" electrical socket leaks your email address, can launch DDoS attacks
#1324 Malware infected all Eddie Bauer stores in US, Canada
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