Ransomware infections are nowadays becoming more and more widely spread among various countries of the globe. What is ransomware, by the way? This is a special form of desktop (screen) locker that is spread in the form of some specific Trojan distributed by hackers through various channels. Once the infection actually penetrates into the machine with compromised security the entire screen gets hijacked and thus become inoperable. User cannot do anything with his/her machine. In the majority of the cases rebooting the PC doesn’t help at all, no matter how many times this is done. And, by the way, the very ransomware program presents itself as some message supposedly coming from the local police bodies (law enforcement agencies). Ransomware infections first appeared quite a long time ago, primarily targeting Russian-speaking countries. However, hackers today invented methods of tricking and scaring users in other places of the world. Thus, no country has actually escaped the negative consequences associated with spread of such type of malware. In particular, Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and, of course, the US have been hit by this nasty pest. Thus, users are today aware of what this infection really looks like. Regretfully, not many of them know that this is not a real police warning. Instead, what they see is the product of hackers specifically designed to steal money by means of deception.
Once the ransomware screen locker actually penetrates into the infected computer it proclaims the message supposedly on behalf of the police. It says that some particular PC user was noticed to watch a lot of illegal information over the Internet and to spread it to other users. This includes observing and spreading explicit adult information, sending spam to other users, supporting terrorist activities and downloading and spreading illegal copies of software, audio and video samples in violation of owhership rights. The message of the ransomware also says that for this reason the computer has been locked – to prevent further illegal activities. No doubt, doing things described above is a crime. However, in the majority of cases users have never done anything of what they’re being accused of. Hackers simply use this deceitful warning for the purpose of scaring users and prompting them into paying funds in their favor. This is presented as some fine (penalty or forfeit) into the state budget or treasury, but in reality all money goes into the pockets of hackers.
Hackers use the names and facilities of good payment processing companies as a method of collecting money from deceived users. In particular, in the very ransomware message they instruct users to effect the payment in their favor by means of indication of a special voucher (PIN) code of Ukash, Paysafecard or GreenDot MoneyPak payment systems. Remember that these companies aren’t associated with spreading these ransomware infections. And in some cases hackers invent some real (specific) emails for the goal of collecting such financial data. As we’ve said, such emails are real, yet they are fraudulent and are fully controlled by online fraudsters. Below is the list of some of such knavish emails that you should avoid:
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