‘BK LPD’ Ransomware

Posted: August 7, 2013

‘BK LPD’ Ransomware Description

BK LPD Ransomware Screenshot 1The 'BK LPD' Ransomware is a Police Ransomware Trojan that blocks Windows while displaying fake legal warnings that are meant to force victims to pay a fraudulent legal fee for supposedly criminal activities that are related to their PCs. In actuality, the 'BK LPD' Ransomware will attack any random PC that the 'BK LPD' Ransomware can infect and does not have any capabilities related to law enforcement or the authority of any nation's police force. While the 'BK LPD' Ransomware is specialized for attacking residents of Austria, its functions largely are identical to similar fake Police Trojan attackers that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have seen in other countries, and, as a result, all of the aforementioned security techniques and anti-malware tools also can be applied to deleting the 'BK LPD' Ransomware.

The 'BK LPD' Ransomware: An Important Lesson in When Not to Trust Your Nation's Polizei

With the 'BK LPD' Ransomware's family of fake Police Trojans including specialized members for almost every nation in Europe, the emergence of the 'BK LPD' Ransomware as an Austrian Police Ransomware Trojan is of little surprise to SpywareRemove.com malware analysts. Other than changing its pop-up alert to include references to specific Austrian institutions like the Bundeskriminalamt (or national police), the 'BK LPD' Ransomware is identical to its non-Austrian kin. The 'BK LPD' Ransomware attacks and the attacks of related PC threats usually are easily identified by their fake legal alerts, which are unclosable browser pop-up windows that are used for double purposes:

  • The 'BK LPD' Ransomware's pop-up will block your access to Windows by concealing the desktop interface and, along with it, your ability to use any other programs.
  • The 'BK LPD' Ransomware's pop-up also demands a ransom fee paid through an unofficial cash transfer service like Paysafecard or Ukash. The 'BK LPD' Ransomware justifies this payment by claiming that your PC has been linked to illegal activities, most typically including viewing child pornography or breaching copyright – even though the 'BK LPD' Ransomware doesn't make any effort at detecting these crimes.

Regardless of its attacks, the 'BK LPD' Ransomware is not a legal program used by the Austrian police, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphasize that you do not need to pay its ransom or heed any fake legal alerts given in the 'BK LPD' Ransomware's pop-up.

Keeping the Fake LPD from Making a Play for Your Real Savings

The Windows lockdown caused by the 'BK LPD' Ransomware usually can be avoided by disabling the 'BK LPD' Ransomware, itself, which is feasible with basic security features like Safe Mode, the Command Prompt and/or booting your PC through a removable device (for just a few examples). Once these solutions have blocked the 'BK LPD' Ransomware, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers encourage the use of good anti-malware products for removing the 'BK LPD' Ransomware, which may come with additional PC threats that also will need to be deleted.

The 'BK LPD' Ransomware uses a ransom scam that's specific to residents of Austria. Nonetheless, Austrians aren't the only possible victims of similar attacks. The 'BK LPD' Ransomware's overall family has had distinctly global tendencies in its attacks – as displayed in other members like the 'Ravnateljstvo Policije' Ransomware, the 'Serviciul pentru Intervenţii şi Acţiuni Speciale' Ransomware, the 'Svensk National Bureau of Investigation' Ransomware, the 'Nemzeti Nyomozó Iroda' Ransomware, the 'Služba Kriminální Policie a Vyšetřování' Ransomware, the 'FEDPOL BundesKriminalPolizei' Ransomware, the 'Police Judiciaire Fédérale' Ransomware, the 'Arma dei Carabinieri' Ransomware and the 'Dirección Nacional de Policía Técnica' Virus.

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