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Beware of GermanWiper – the ransomware that is not ransomware

August 6, 2019

A piece of wiper malware is making the rounds erasing people’s important files, with its authors demanding a modest ransom to restore the data. However, the ransomware campaign is a lie, and the operators have no intention of decrypting the data.

Over the past week, reports have emerged that a ransomware campaign is unfolding across German-speaking territories, wiping the data on every endpoint it manages to land on. However, it’s not just German-speaking territories that got hit.

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