Locky Ransomware has evolved rapidly since its initial inspection. First of all, it has been spotted in the February 2016 and its five variants were reported lately in December 2016 including .zepto, .odin, .shit, .thor and .aseir. Each variant of this ransomware is primarily distributed via spam email. It does not trying out any new distribution channels to spread but it maximize the damage to partnering with threat that enlists victims into a botnet.
According to the depth analysis by malware researchers, it has been suspected that Necurs botnet have dropped into the Locky Ransomware in exchange for spam campaigns. Necurs is actually a massive botnet that primarily delivered in Dridex banking Trojan and Locky Ransomware. In Locky Ransomware, Necurs have appeared at the end of 2016 which corresponds with the team of Cisco’s Talos. Necurs botnet has changed its course to more sophisticated scam to attack the Locky Ransomware. It sending out the barrages of spam campaigns to find out victim’s financial details.
Once Locky Ransomware intrudes into your PC successfully, it will encrypt your files and makes them inaccessible. When you tried to access them, they will always asks you to pay huge amount of ransom money. But you should not make a deal with cyber hacker because there is no any guarantee provided that you will get the decryption tool after paying the ransom amount. The worst thing about this ransomware is that it gathers victims all crucial or financial data and then exposed them to the public. If you really want to keep your privacy and financial data safe then you should delete Locky Ransomware as soon as possible from your PC.