GermanWiper ransomware hits Germany hard, destroys files, asks for ransom

If you ever needed just a teensy bit more motivation to get moving on backing up your data and testing it for an emergency, Catalin Cimpanu reports:

For the past week, a new ransomware strain has been wreaking havoc across Germany. Named GermanWiper, this ransomware doesn’t encrypt files but instead it rewrites their content with zeroes, permanently destroying users’ data.

As a result, any users who get infected by this ransomware should be aware that paying the ransom demand will not help them recover their files.

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