In 2009, a new, unusual type of ransomware called "Rensenware" briefly appeared. Instead of asking for cash or cryptocurrency, affected users could only unlock their files by scoring 200 million points on Touhou Seirensen's lunatic difficulty. The virus' creator, "Tvple Eraser," revealed it was intended as a joke and that he accidentally infected himself, too. He later issued an apology and released a tool to bypass the encryption.
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