I have a ciphertext encrypted with an unknown method. It is part of a challenge (personal quest), so I can not post it. The letter statistics is the following:
y : 10 w : 8 x : 8 t : 5 v : 5 e : 5 c : 5 d : 5 u : 4 z : 4 f : 3 b : 2
Because of the uneven letter distribution and repeating two letter sentences, I tried to approach as a monoalphabetic substitution cipher without luck. I tried manually and also with this python code.
The previous challenge was a Caesar cipher, so I do not expect any complicated method. Are there other encryption methods which produce such a letter distribution?
UPDATE: I am no more interested in this challenge. Here is the whole question, if someone is interested:
This is your first personal quest. Decipher it in order to access Level Two! But before that, a little something to put you on rails. Easy as 1-2-3: hotstteitmegpdnoctnooruglsmloabsnheismralgyeasjlsacshhlwssznlusmablesrafhosuprh
Don't fear the random(). Some even seek for it... VXZDVWWWFYBWYWWCEUWWFXZXZUEYDTETXTXYZDVXVYDYBCYECTXYYDCEFUTUCXVY