.LOCKY File Extension
- Category: Ransomware encrypted Files
What is an .LOCKY file?
.LOCKY is Locky ransomware affected data
File extension locky is most recently related to a new ransomware labeled as Locky. Much like similar ransomware it encrypts users files and demands ransom to be paid in bitcoins.
This particular ransomware is distributed with through email messages that contain a subject similar to "Invoice 2016-52672652" or similar. Do not open the attachment at all costs.
Note: Some other ransomware also use locky suffix, in effort to imitate the original Locky to intimidate the user. One of such is for example the Powerware ransomware.