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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#977 Malware infections by Locky, Dridex and Angler drop - but why?
The number of network infections generated by some of the most prolific forms of malware -- such as Locky, Dridex, and Angler -- has suddenly declined.

Instances of malware and ransomware infection have risen massively this year, but cybersecurity researchers at Symantec have noticed a huge decline in activity during June, with new infections of some forms of malicious software almost at the point where they've completely ceased to exist.

Locky has been one of the most prolific ransomware threats of 2016, as the high-profile infection of a Hollywood hospital demonstrated, but researchers have seen very few new cases of the system locking malware in recent weeks -- and that's just a month after infections peaked.
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