Locky Ransomware Is Now Using JPG Images On Facebook & LinkedIn To Hack Your PC

Last week I shared an important update about Locky ransomware, one of the most notorious malware to arrive on the scene in the recent times. It was reported that hackers are using Facebook Messenger to spread the ransomware using .SVG files.

Now, security researchers have identified that hackers are using .JPG images to distributed harmful code of Locky Ransomware using social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn.

The researchers have discovered a misconfiguration in the infrastructure of these social networks that force the users to download the image files. This situation has become more dangerous as the attackers have figured out a way to embed dangerous code in the image files.

Check Point has already updated Facebook and LinkedIn regarding the new attack vector in September.Read full story here.

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