Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware


Thousands of web servers have been infected and had their files encrypted by a new strain of ransomware named Lilocked (or Lilu).

Infections have been happening since mid-July, and have intensified in the past two weeks, ZDNet has learned.

Based on current evidence, the Lilocked ransomware appears to target Linux-based systems only.

First reports date to mid-July, after some victims uploaded the Lilocked ransom note/demand on ID Ransomware, a website for identifying the name of the ransomware that infected a victim’s system.

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