Locky Ransomware Distribution Network Hacked to Show Warning Message Instead
Security Update : The practice of hacking malware botnets and then replacing their payloads with pro-user content is starting to become the norm, with another of these incidents being reported by the team from F-Secure.
The company says that one of its security researchers stumbled upon a weird sample coming from the server network (botnet) from which most of the Locky ransomware-carrying spam is sent out.
This time around, the F-Secure researcher, named Päivi T., discovered that, instead of Locky, this file was downloading something different, also launching it into execution.
It appears that someone hacked the Locky dist… (read more)