A new kind of ransomware has started hitting users and this time attacker is not asking for money to give you access to your files. This new ransomware encrypts all your files including images, music, and documents. Then it asks you to play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for an hour if you want your files back. Attackers call it PUBG Ransomware.
The message from PUBG Ransomware reads, “Your files is encrypred [sic] by PUBG Ransomeware! But don’t worry! It is not that hard to unlock it. I don’t want money! Just play PUBG 1Hours [sic]!”
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This ransomware also checks the running processes to know if you are playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Good thing is that you just need to run the game for 3 seconds and it unlocks your files as poised to the note that asks you to play the game for 1 hour.
Once you run the game and the process is detected, it automatically decrypt the files. The ransomware is also not too advanced and there could be few workaround to unlock files without even running the game.
This is not the first time when we got a ransomware just for fun. Back in 2017, there was RensenWare, that asks you to play the TH12 Game and score .2 billion points to get your files back.