Fake Cyberpunk 2077 Mobile Turns Out to be a Malware

Fake Cyberpunk 2077 Mobile  Turns Out to be a Malware

The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out. Gamers all around the world are talking about the game, some in good manners and some in bad. Thanks to such popular productions, opportunists and malicious people deceive users very easily. Cyberpunk 2077 Android version, which appeared recently, turned into humor by many people due to its graphics. But the game turns out to be more than meet the eye.

If there was a mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077, the company to release it would also be CD Projekt RED or game’s developers.

Fake Cyberpunk 2077 threatens user data on Android phones

@Sh1shk0va, who works as a malware analyst for Android at Kaspersky, has shown the users how serious the danger is, with the post he shared on Twitter. Just as there is no mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077, the downloaded file is actually a malware called CoderWare, a variant of BlackKingdom ransomware.

Scamming on another level

On the screen that appears after the phone is encrypted, the spyware warns the user that their files are locked and that the files will be accessible if a payment is made. $500 is requested for the payment, and the time limit is 10 hours. As with various malware, money is requested in Bitcoin so that it cannot be traced. It’s worth mentioning that paying will not necessarily save your files.

Shishkova also notes that there is a way to decrypt the fake Cyberpunk 2077 on Android without paying the ransom. CoderWare can have a hard-coded key developed by decoding software that allows files to be recovered. However, there is no guarantee for this key either.

The fake Cyberpunk 2077 can be downloaded from a different website that mimics the Google Play Store interface and traps users. Ransomware is not officially available on the Play Store.