What is rensenware? (Touhou Ransomware)
Rensenware (also known as Touhou ransomware) is a type of ransomware originally created as a joke by a Korean programmer and uploaded to the GitHub community. Touhou ransomware is a type of malware that infects Windows computers and encrypts files.
Resenware is unique from other ransomware types, such as Ryuk or Sodinokibi, which call for victims to pay money to regain access to their files or systems. In order to successfully decrypt virus-locked files, the victim must download the 2009 anime Touhou bullet hell game "Touhou Seirensen - Undefined Fantastic Object" and score 200 million points on "Lunatic" mode.
Is Touhou a virus?
While the terms “malware” and “virus” are commonly used interchangeably, they are not the same. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing their systems unless a ransom payment is made, which can have a catastrophic impact on the victim.