‘Cyber Command of North Carolina’ Ransomware

‘Cyber Command of North Carolina’ Ransomware Description

'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware, also known as 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Virus, is a PC infection that attacks computer users in the North Carolina state of the United States of America by showing a fake legal pop-up alert 'Attention! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons' created and distributed to targeted PCs by the Trojan Urausy. The Trojan completely blocks the attacked PC user from accessing the desktop and the computer system and asks the victim to pay a ransom of $300 via MoneyPak or MoneyGram to unlock the PC. The frightening pop-up warning message of 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware declares that the computer has been locked because the PC user has violated certain laws. The deceptive alert of 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware declares that the computer user has been downloading and spreading copyrighted content, such as videos, music or software, watching and dispersing pornographic material and visiting infected websites and, thus, committed cybercrime. The tricky pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware is allegedly sent by the legitimate institutions and uses the official name and logo in an effort to trick victims into believing it is a real notification. The falsified pop-up warning message of 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware accuses PC users of performing illegal activities and, therefore, asks them to pay a ransom to evade custody and restore access to their computers. Do not be intimidated by the pop-up warning message of 'Cyber Command of North Carolina' Ransomware because it is an online scam made by cybercriminals to pilfer money from unwary computer users.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1U.S.A. Cyber Crime Investigations
Cyber Command of North Carolina
Attention! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of United States of America criminal law.
Article 161 of United States Of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years. Also, you are suspected of violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of United States of America Criminal Law.
Article 148 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to 550 basic amounts fine.
It was from your computer, that unauthorized access had been stolen to information of State importance and to data closed for public Internet access.
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Posted: October 17, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 4
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