FireEye warns 'massive' ransomware campaign hits US, Japan hospitals

Locky ransomware running rampant, mounted on personalised phish.

By Darren Pauli

The dangerous and as-yet-undefeated Locky ransomware is being hurled at hospitals across the United States and Japan in a ‘massive’ number of attacks, according to FireEye researcher Ronghwa Chong.

Locky is a popular ransomware variant that will encrypt files in a way that forces users to pay ransoms or cut their losses and purge data.

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