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PUBG Ransomware is a real thing

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ehm no, it's not a belated April Fool's Day joke, 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 hijacke...

    PUBG Ransomware is a real thing
     
  2. Irenicus

    Irenicus Master Guru

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    The guy can't even spell!

    And what happens if you don't have PubG?
     
  3. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    As written, just run any executable named "TslGame.exe".
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Uhm...

     

  5. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    I get that the guys behind PubG are a bit annoyed that Fornite is trashing them and that every man and his dog is now trying to shove a Battle Royale mode in to their game but ransom-ware to get you to play their god awful game... really?

    PS I am aware that the chances the folks behind Pubg having anything to do with this are slim to zero. (gotta be careful with Pubg's developers they'll sue you for using a frying pan in your game.)
     
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  6. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, he needs a news editor. :p
     
  7. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Well at least he doesnt want any money, he just wants to waste your time! :)
     
  8. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Speaking of pubg and scams. Looked at eBay last night and the amount of fake gtx 970 cards are through the roof. Some even use pubg in their listing images to appeal to the China crowd
     
  9. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I mean I'm not a PUBG fan but I'll take one for the team.

    He gives a restore code in the very same window in case you don't have it or don't want to. Heck reports say you only need to open the game instead of playing it for an hour like it said to.
     
  10. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    This is probably the friendliest [real] threat I've ever seen.

    I'm just trying to imagine someone going to a bank with a ghoul mask and a gun saying in a chipper demeanor, "good evening folks! Don't worry, I'm not here to rob you! I'm just here to demand that you do an hour of community service today, or else you'll never see you family again!"
     
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  11. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    The question is, is it only locking your files (with rather easy ways out), or is it also downloading a trojan or anything similar right away? At least "they" know you're vulnerable if you get your system contaminated by this locker...
     
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    Warrax Member Guru

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    I'm not sure what's the point of the ransomware if they give you the key to decrypt, why bother?
     
  13. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I don't think they actually want to hurt anyone. They could just be trying to exemplify how seriously vulnerable the game's security is, in the hopes that the devs fix it. It's important to actually inconvenience the users, or else nobody is going to care enough to speak up. Think of it like malaria - despite how horrific and destructive it is, nobody cares about it until someone important to them has it.
     
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    D3M1G0D Maha Guru

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    I dunno, I kind of think of it as a big joke. Probably the end result of some college pranksters who were playing PUBG and had too many drinks. That's not to say that security is not an issue, but probably not the main point of this ransomware.
     
  15. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Useless info of the day:

    Did you know that viruses started this way? They were non-malicious, self-replicating programs that were written for fun and didn't ruin your day.

    (Of course that didn't last long.)
     

  16. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    They also try to shut down BR games left and right.

    Pretty weak.
     
  17. Venix

    Venix Master Guru

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    Well this one is not really harmfull if anything a lott of people might get a bit more serius about their security if anything ...
     
  18. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    I think a massive, ironically, downfall for PUGB is the fact that they have not released it on PS4 and still keep it just for Xbox. I think that in the long run this will hurt them more as the fan base for Fortnite grows and grows.
     
  20. Irenicus

    Irenicus Master Guru

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    It doesn't have anything to do with the game's security though? It's something you get outside the game..
     

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