Emotet Trojan Targets Chinese PUBG players: Trojan hidden in PUBG installation file

Threat actors have injected the Emotet trojan to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS installation files.

The user might think that the game is being installed (the game install will be shown eventually), but in the background the device immediately starts to show Emotet behavior.

It also seems to target Chinese users as the PUBG installation window serves Chinese users.

The sample responsible for this (MD5):

  • 131e02be36056e4b49b6e18e4988ab77

Only install applications from their official publisher sites, in this case it would be STEAM.