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Ordinypt ransomware disguises itself as an e-mail application

A new ransomware strain called Ordinypt (also known under the cryptic name "HSDFSDCrypt" or completely Win32.Trojan-Ransom.HSDFSDCrypt.A) is currently targeting victims in Germany, but instead of encrypting users’ documents, the ransomware rewrites files with random data. The malware is distributed via e-mail with an alleged application for a job posting.
When originally discovered by Michael Gillespie when one of its ransom notes was uploaded to ID-Ransomware, it was named HSDFSDCrypt for lack of a better namebut has since been changed to Ordinypt by G Data. According to G Data, it is currently mainly affecting users from Germany.
This Monday, G Data analyst Karsten Hahn has taken a closer look at the ransomware and found a sample and discovered that it has been targeting German users (based on VirusTotal detections) via emails written in German, and delivering ransom notes in an error-free German language. Similar to how the original Petya Ransomware was...(continued)
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