The currently famous Cyberpunk 2077 (or rather infamous, depending on the player) is a game development disaster of the year for PlayStation, Xbox, and Windows.
Some people believe the new game also has a mobile version — which doesn’t exist at all. Those who are not aware of it, however, might be tempted to get the game.
TechRadar confirmed the mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077’s existence when it discovered a website that pretends as a Google Play Store link offering the game.
Kaspersky, meanwhile, verified that such a link contains a malware that installs itself on users’ devices instead of the actual game. The malware in question is called CoderWare, a ransomware that demands victims to send $500 worth of bitcoins in ten hours or face having their files erased.
Making the situation worse, CoderWare can also infect PCs, which makes it harder to detect, considering that Cyberpunk 2077 is also available on PC. The best way to prevent being infected is to get the game from the legitimate store.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been a hot topic among gamers due to its bugs and glitches. Some gamers hate its glaring gameplay issues that ruin the gaming experience, while the rest found these as a gold mine of comedy. Whether the hackers are aware of these issues or not, the fact remains that they capitalize on the trend.