The new encryptor frees up your files if you play PUBG
The new encryptor associated with the game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), it seems just a joke, because to free your files, it does not require money. encryptor WCry or WannaCry shocked the world and jeopardized thousands of computers, although the case with the game PUBG is still not that big.
The existence of this virus became known to the public due to the efforts of MalwareHunterTeam . Its main function is that it encrypts all files and folders on the desktop, adding the .PUBG extension, in order to "force" you to play in the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for an hour. We write the word "force" in quotation marks not by chance, because the encryptor gives you to understand that you can enter the code in the appropriate field to return the system to its normal state. Thus, it seems that this malicious program is just an innocuous joke.
In particular, the message, which is designed to convince you to save your captured data, in bad English says that the PUBG Ransomware encryptor encrypted your files. This is understandable, but you can not worry much, because no one after that does not require money from you, and your files can be decrypted if you simply play the game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds within an hour or enter the code.
So, if you do not want to play PUGB, you can simply enter a set of numbers. Analyzing the code to check how the encryptor determines whether you are playing the game or not, the MalwareHunterTeam experts have determined that the encryptor simply keeps track of whether the TS1Game file (executable that launches the game) was started or not.
In addition, you can "figure it out" with this encryptor and without having to follow the instructions and play the game for an hour - for this you can simply rename any file in TS1Game.exe and run it. The malware takes only three seconds to determine that the action was committed.
After the cryptographer's request has been fulfilled either as a result of this simple trick or by playing honestly in PUBG, the encryptor automatically decrypts the captured files and allows you to continue to do your own business or perhaps play Fortnite, the competitor of the game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
This is not the first time that this type of malware appears, which is associated with video game. In 201? there was another similar case, but its difference was that no code was provided to circumvent it, and therefore the victim needed to score a sufficiently large number of points in a fairly complex game-shooter.
However, the security of your systems is not something to be played on, and even seemingly innocuous jokes can eventually contain secret Trojans that can be activated in a few months. It is better to play games on a voluntary basis and at desire, and not through threats that can infect your computer.