Attention German HR departments: You may want to cross off a certain "Eva Richter" from your list of employment candidates. Especially because her so-called résumé actually infects recipients with the destructive Ordinypt Wiper malware, according to a new report.
The fake résumé phishing campaign began on Sept. 11 and is specifically aimed at German-speaking employers, Bleeping Computer reported this past weekend. The campaign sends an email that appears to be a job application, replete with photo and résumé of one Eva Richter. But in reality, the photo is a random stock photo and the résumé is a PDF file that delivers Ordinypt.
Historically, Ordinypt targets Germans acts very much like a typical ransomware program. It maliciously encrypts victims' files and demands a payment via a Tor site to restore the files. However, in this instance, even if the victim pays up, the files remain useless because they are overwritten with random characters.
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