PUBG Ransomware

This is a very interesting piece of ransomware as it is in fact ransomware but does not actually hold your files ransom. Well, it doesn’t demand that much of a ransom. Just play 1 hour of the popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and it will release your files to you. Bleeping Computer reports that playing will unlock the files after 3 minutes as this how it takes to get shot in the head in the game. Alternatively, you can also input the given command to get the ransomware to release the files.

This is, in fact, an actual ransomware that does indeed lock your files. It is very interesting to see prank ransomware out in the wild.

More in-depth analysis from Bleeping Computer.