New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

Never underestimate what a person can come up with when he or she is bored as was recently highlighted by the accidental release of a ransomware that required victims to reach an astronomically high score on an anime-style shooter game instead of paying an outrageous ransom in bitcoins.

The Malware Hunter Team was surprised to discover Rensenware; they said the ransomware did not ask “for any money, but to play a game until you reach a score – and it’s not a joke.”

Victims who wanted their files decrypted were required to score over 200 million points in the “lunatic” level of the game TH12 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.

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