Cyberpunk 2077 does not have a mobile version: watch out for this scam that installs ransomware

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By CAPosts 23 December, 2020 - 06:42am 148 views

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most popular titles this year for PCs and game consoles , and although it can be played on mobile phones through cloud services like Stadia, there is no version as such, which has not prevented cybercriminals create a fake application to deceive users

Mobile applications have appeared in digital stores claiming to be the CD Projekt Red game, posing as a beta version of the game, but which is actually a ransomware designed for Android that it disguises itself as Cyberpunk 2077.

Attacks that consist of hijacking files or even the entire computer in such a way as to make it inaccessible to the legitimate user are known as ransomware . The cyber attacker then asks the victim to pay a cryptocurrency ransom to give him back access to his files or computer.

Kaspersky researcher Tatyana Shishkova has identified the CoderWare ransomware in this fake app , which is distributed through simulated stores be Google's Play Store, as explained in his Twitter profile

Shishkova indicates that this application also includes an RC4 algorithm with the encrypted key, which would allow to recover the encrypted files without having to pay in case the malware has been downloaded .

It should be noted that paying ransoms requested by cybercriminals is never recommended because this encourages the growth of these types of crimes. On the other hand, no one assures that by paying that sum it is possible to effectively regain access to the information.

Cyberpunk 2077, a futuristic role-playing video game that features the participation of Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, was considered one of the greatest This year's releases.

The video game, which was announced in 2012, arrived on December 10th on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia after numerous delays, with a controversial launch, due to the performance failures for the consoles of Sony and Microsoft, which has caused Sony to remove it from its online store until further notice.

Video game developer CD Projekt SA said it sold more than 13 million copies of its Cyberpunk 2077 game as of December 20, below Analyst projections, hit in part by refunds demanded by players who complain that it is riddled with errors.

The company had not provided sales projections and did not disclose how many redemption requests it has received, but the sales fell short of market expectations of 16.4 million copies, said analyst Piotr Bogusz at brokerage mBank.

(With information from agencies)

Source: Infobae

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