New ransomware forces you to play PUBG

New ransomware forces you to play PUBG

In a weird turn of events, a new ransomware is doing the rounds that forces those affected to use Playerunknown's Battlegrounds for an hour.

As reported by MalWareHunterTeam (below), the imaginatively titled PUBG Ransomware encrypts a users' files until they play PUBG for an hour.

"Your files is encrypted by PUBG Ransomware," reads the pop-up that appears.

"But don't worry! It is not hard to unlock it. I don't want money! Just play PUBG 1Hours!"

Users don't have to actually play for an hour; the ransomware monitors for the 'TslGame' process - one that every PUBG player will have encountered at some point as the title crashes - meaning you only have to play the game for a few seconds as it boots up.

As soon as that executable is detected, user files are unlocked. Not even that; it only actually looks for any process called 'TslGame.exe' meaning those affected can get away with naming any executable that will do the trick.

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Alex Calvin launched in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.


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