Hackers Replace Ransomware with Dummy File

Security researchers have discovered that white hat crusaders are substituting versions of ransomware with dummy files.

Avira security expert, Sven Carlsen, explained in a blog post this week that his team discovered the unlikely campaign after downloading a version of what it thought was the Locky ransomware.

“But in place of the expected ransomware, we downloaded a 12kb binary with the plain message ‘Stupid Locky’,” he claimed.

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