Ordinypt 'Ransomware' Destroys Data Instead of Encrypting It

Tara Seals

A new malware called Ordinypt that targets German users is making the rounds—billing itself as ransomware. However, the code is really a wiper, with apparent twin motives of financial gain as well as disrupting business operations.

G Data security researcher Karsten Hahn found that the malware, which also goes by the name HSDFSDCrypt, is targeting German users for the moment, using emails and ransom notes that are written in flawless Deutsch. It’s being spread via responses to job ads—the emails purport to have a ZIP file with a resume and CV attached.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/