Categories: News

Fake Cyberpunk 2077 Mobile Game Contains Ransomware

Given that Cyberpunk 2077 is a game in which one of the central gameplay aspects is hacking, you may have thought that this would’ve been something of a moderate precursor to remind everyone that, by and large, while the internet is a wonderful place, there is also a part of it completely devoted to stealing information (or money) from you.

Following a Twitter post by user ‘@sh1shk0va‘, however, it seems that we might have something very ironic on our hands here as a mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077, currently available on the Google Play store, has been found to contain ransomware!

https://twitter.com/sh1shk0va/status/1338999532701577216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Cyberpunk 2077 Fake Mobile Game

Initially, the ‘game’ presents itself fairly legitimate with it citing positive reviews and the apparent makers mark of CD Projekt Red. As you may be aware, however, these are very common tactics used with fake/scam applications and you only have to scratch the surface before warning signs, such as exceptionally crude spelling mistakes, begin to appear.

So, what does this do? – Well, a major alarm bell should start ringing when booting up the application as it asks for access to your media files. If you do, however, say yes, the app goes on to completely lock them out with, as you might have guessed, a message popping up requesting $500 in Bitcoin to allow you access to the encrypted files again.

What To Do?…

Fortunately, it seems that the ransomware hidden within this app is somewhat crude and, as such, if you have any knowledge of coding, a quick look in the application files can reveal the code to unlock your encrypted data. – Just in case it needed to be said though, we should make it 100% clear that there is no official mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077. So if you do see one advertised, just avoid it as you would 80% of the other shovelware contained on such mobile store platforms.

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Now Available

HyperX has revealed that their latest Alloy Origins 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in EMEA,…

2 hours ago

EK Upgrades Their Loop Connect Ecosystem

EK is one of the worlds leading brands for liquid cooling hardware. However, they also…

2 hours ago

AOC Reveals V4 Monitor Series

AOC has just revealed its latest monitor line, the V4 Series. They come in both…

2 hours ago

Scythe Mugen 5 Black Edition CPU Cooler Announced

The new Scythe CPU cooler is almost here! The new Mugen 5 Black Edition (SCMG-5100BE)…

2 hours ago

The Ultimate Z590 Motherboard Guide

While the PC hardware marker has seen many wins and losses throughout 2020, 2021 looks…

1 day ago

Major Elden Ring Announcement Expected Shortly

Initially announced at E3 2019, there has since been very little news regarding the highly…

1 day ago