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PC Security and Protection => Gaming Malware => Topic started by: Execute on May 11, 2016, 12:27:01 pm

Title: Far Cry Primal cracks spread MM Locker ransomware
Post by: Execute on May 11, 2016, 12:27:01 pm
The MM Locker ransomware encrypts files with the .locked extension.

There is a rumor going on around the Web, that this ransomware can enter a PC when a user downloads a "crack" for a game. The crack executables are being advertised around video sites like YouTube to gain popularity. They are not for just any game, but for big well-known AAA titles. One example is Far Cry Primal with the FCPrimal.exe file.

Far Cry Primal is one of the games that have Denuvo protection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denuvo#List_of_protected_games). In other words - they are not cracked - everything that is presented as a "crack" is fake (and probably delivers ransomware as this case here). Besides, pirating games is illegal in the first place.

You can read more about MM Locker in the blog article: MM Locker Ransomware Spreads via Far Cry Primal Cracks (http://sensorstechforum.com/mm-locker-ransomware-spreads-via-far-cry-primal-cracks-and-sets-locked-extension/).

If you have been infected by the ransomware, you should read the article for more information and to learn how you can remove the virus.

Best Regards,
Execute