A PewDiePie fan has taken his admiration of the popular video game commentator a little too far, creating a ransomware designed to increase the YouTube star's subscriber count.
Fortunately, anti-malware company Emsisoft last week announced a new a decryption tool that restores machines infected by the unusual malware, named "PewCrypt."
On its website, Emsisoft describes PewCrypt as a Java-based ransomware that AES and RSA to encrypt files, while adding the extension ".PewCrypt". The creator's ransom note asks the victim to subscribe to PewDiePie and warns that the malware creator will not issue a decrypter tool unless and until PewDiePie reaches 100 million subscribers.
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