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Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack

Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware.

Aldrin Brown

September 22, 2017

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Wallpaper: IKAR US Dilapidated

Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware.

Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway

Experts say that files containing the new “IKARUSdilapidated” strain of ransomware can slip through many common endpoint defenses.

This report was initially provided to MSPmentor in draft form because, thought it was still being completed, Comodo officials determined it was important to make the public aware of the threat.

Comodo has since issued this final report.


Read the Final Report





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About the Author(s)

Aldrin Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Penton

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.


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