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Unique Ransomware Vulnerability Attack
In the Past few days, you might have heard about various news of hackers using malicious ransomware forcing users to pay huge amounts of money but today’s scenario is something different. Today, we bring you a unique kind of ransomware which forces its victims to make a high score of at least 200 million points in popular Japanese video game TH12. This is a Unique Ransomware Vulnerability Attack.
Its sound’s strange but this is the reality. So be aware.
According to Malware Hunter Team, a popup started appearing on the victim’s devices informing them about the ransomware infection. Usually, when the device’s security is compromised by hackers, the users are asked to pay a ransom fee, but not in this case!!!
The popup stated: “Just play TH12 and score over 0.2 billion in lunatic level.”
Developer of this ransomware just wanted to have some fun and when the news went viral, its developer publicly apologized to the victims.
The mastermind behind this ransomware goes by the name “Tvple Eraser” on Twitter, who said that: “I made it for a joke, and just laughing with people who like Touhou Project Series,” Tvple Eraser stated.” So I distributed source code except for compiled binary on the web.”
He further said “A number of people blamed me. It’s natural because I made accident definitely wrong. I’m not sure this apology is enough to you. If not, then I apologize again… It didn’t mean to be evil. I hope you understand it.”
Eraser also released a “Forcer” tool to ensure that users can get rid of this vulnerability as soon as possible and embedded the apology in the tool.
The apology seems truly genuine but one question arises here whether this was a prank or a marketing strategy to promote the game.
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