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"Ransomware" Demands Game High Score Instead of Money
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 02:41:42 AM »
"Ransomware" Demands Game High Score Instead of Money
10 April 2017, 12:49 am

The fact that ransomware infections are through the roof is not really new anymore, but the fact that someone created a ransomware that requires victims to play a game and get a top score to get their files back, sure is. 

According to Malware Hunter Team, rensenWare forces players to get a high score in a rather difficult PC game in order to decrypt their files. Normally, hackers demand people pay the Bitcoin equivalent of a few hundred bucks to get their files back. 

So what do these guys want? Well, first of all, the malware will encrypt documents, music files, pictures and "some kinda project files. 

Secondly, they want you to score over 0.2 billion in LUNATIC level of TH12 - Undefined Fantastic Object. While that may not sound that difficult, it actually is, especially if you're not that good a gamer. 

Of course, this isn't exactly the worst type of ransomware out there, and it's cle... (read more)

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