Information Technology Services (ITS)

Locky Malicious Email Attachments Advisory

Published on: March 22, 2016

There has been circulation of malicious email attachments. Locky encrypts a user’s device with a new key and then seeks ransom to unlock it.

Here is an example of the malware‬:

Screenshot of the malware

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Members of UofT should never open attachments unless you are sure it is from a sender you know and if you are expecting the attachment. Other lines of defence against malware include keeping your antivirus program updated and backing up your files.

For a closer look at Locky ransomware, read: