Files with locky suffix can be found as encrypted and renamed files affected by the Locky ransomware.

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LOCKY file extension - Locky ransomware affected file

What is locky file? How to open locky files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

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.

Help how to open LOCKY files:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom in bitcoins. You can also wait until new decrypter is made and available for public.

How to convert file with extension LOCKY:

You cannot convert or recover .locky files without some decryption utility.

Related links:

Bleeping Computer security news about Locky

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