It looks like the battle between PewDiePie and T-Series to become the most subscribed channel on YouTube is taking an ugly turn. We know that the trend started as mostly a joke between the two channels. You must be aware that PewDiePie is an independent content creator. On the other hand, T-Series is a company which uploads Bollywood songs. Therefore, both the channels have very little in common between them. However, T-Series is within touching distance and even crossing the PewDiePie subscriber count.
This will mean that PewDiePie will be dethroned from being the most subscribed channel on YouTube after 4 years. But the fans are not taking this lightly and it has been going on for months. As soon as T-Series overtakes PewDiePie’s subscribers, his fans will create new accounts to subscribe to his channel. They even accuse T-Series of buying subscriber bots for increasing their subscriber count.
However, we are now getting reports of a ransomware created by PewDiePie fans. This ransomware is a serious one which locks out the files on your PC. The only way to unlock your files is when PewDiePie will reach 100M subscribers on YouTube. Currently, his channel is at 90M subscribers but growing rapidly.
Even the ransomware is named after the creator and is called PewCrypt. We have also seen another ransomware which is even worse than PewCrypt. The earlier ransomware was named PewDiePie ransomware. This ransomware also locks the files but there is no way to recover your files from this ransomware.
But the biggest issue with PewCrypt is that it threatens users from permanently deleting the files if T-Series reaches 100 million subscribers first. Now, the only way out of this seems to be an action by YouTube to hide the subscriber count of both the channels so that no one gets harmed due to this artificial war.