This Ransomware Locks Your Files Until You Play PUBG For An Hour

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This Ransomware Locks Your Files Until You Play PUBG For An Hour
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – popularly known as PUBG – has grown so popular that there is now ransomware for it. This new ransomware encrypts your files, and will decrypt only when you agree to play PUBG, according to the MakwareHunter Team, who first discovered this PUBG ransomware.

As absurd it may sound, the software pops out the following message after encrypting the files and folders on the desktop of the user. “Your files is encrypted by PUBG Ransomware! but don’t worry! It is not hard to unlock it. I don’t want money! Just play PUBG 1Hours!” The message is pretty straightforward. PUBG Ransomware is just asking the user to play the game for one hour straight to unlock the files.