"PUBG" Ransomware

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Before you forget that it is not April Fool's Day, this actually looks to be a real thing. This PUBG Ransomware does not go in search of your hard earned cash, but rather will decrypt your hijacked files if you play PUBG for an hour (actually you just have the run an executable for 3 seconds). It does however just give you the key to decrypt as well if an hour's worth of PUBG is not your thing. Bleeping Computer makes no mention of how this is getting around. All press is good press? Not so sure about that. Thanks cageymaru.


    Once a user plays the game and the process is detected, the ransomware will automatically decrypt the victim's files. This ransomware is not too advanced as it only looks for the process name and does not check for other information to confirm that the game is actually being played. That means you can simply run any executable called TslGame.exe and it will decrypt the files.
     
  2. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's a bit hard to follow.
    So if you get infected with that ransomeware, it will lock up your file for the game.

    That being said, the guy who wrote it includes instructions on how to DECRYPT your files:
    1) play the game for 1 hour
    2) run his code word
    or simply launch the executable mentioned in the news article.
     
  3. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Something tells me that PUBG needs to die.
     
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  4. viper1152012

    viper1152012 [H]ard|Gawd

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  5. Sikkyu

    Sikkyu I Question Reality

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    guess i was right, pubg is cancer
     
  6. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Is it that hard to find people to play with that they had to make this ransomware?
     
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