AutoLocky is a new ransomware written in the popular scripting language AutoIt. It tries to imitate the complex and sophisticated Locky ransomware, but is nowhere near as complex and sophisticated, which makes decryption feasible.
Victims of AutoLocky will find their files encrypted and renamed to *.locky. Unlike the real Locky ransomware however, AutoLocky will not change the base name of the file. So if a file named picture.jpg is encrypted, AutoLocky will rename it to picture.jpg.locky while the actual Locky ransomware will change it to a random name. In addition victims will find a ransom note on their Desktop with the file name info.txt or info.html.