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Ordinypt Ransomware Intentionally Destroys Files, Currently Targeting Germany


A new ransomware strain called Ordinypt is currently targeting victims in Germany, but instead of encrypting users' documents, the ransomware rewrites files with random data.

Discovered on Monday by G Data security researcherKarsten Hahn, the ransomware has been seen targeting only German users (based on VirusTotal detections)via emails written in German, and delivering ransom notes in an error-free German language. This ransomwarewas originally named by Karstenas HSDFSDCryptfor lack of a better name, but has since been changed to Ordinypt.

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