Since decryption without the private key is impossible, developers of this ransomware attempt to sell the decryptor and private key to victims for $200. Locky-virus.locky shares many similarities with Cerber, CTB-Locker, Locky, and many other ransomware-type viruses. This malware uses an asymmetric encryption algorithm. is renamed to sample.jpg.bart.zip). Screenshot of a message encouraging users to contact the developers of Locky-virus.locky to decrypt their compromised data: All have identical bahavior – they encrypt files and make ransom demands. Most cyber criminals employ identical methods to distribute ransomware.