US Hospitals Ground Zero In Latest Locky Ransomware Campaign

Locky ransomware appears to be targeting US Hospitals, according to FireEye researchers. The present campaign uses phishing emails with Word attachments using a macro payload. Ransomware, as the name implies, encrypts user data then demands a monetary payment to provide the means to recover that data.
The latest Locky email campaigns are directed at various industries, but the amount of emails sent to healthcare organizations vastly surpasses other industries, including financial and federal government agencies. Further, these are global attacks, but the U.S. tops the list again for campaign size.
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