NSE issues alert on Locky Ransomware
The NSE on Tuesday directed its members to keep a close watch on their operating systems for timely detection of 'Locky Ransomware' following a government alert on the spread of this malware. Rival BSE had also asked its trading members and listed firms yesterday to take preventive measures to protect their computer networks from the ransomware. Locky Ransomware scrambles the contents of a computer or server and demands payment to unlock them, usually in form of virtual currency bitcoins. The latest alerts from NSE and BSE follow similar advisories about Wanna Cry and Petya ransome wares.