‘Cyber Command of Ohio’ Ransomware

‘Cyber Command of Ohio’ Ransomware Description

'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware, also known as 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Virus, is a ransomware threat, which targets PC users in the Ohio state of the United States of America. 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware shows a bogus full-screen pop-up image/warning message 'Attention! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons' made and distributed to victimized computers by the Urausy Trojan. The Trojan completely blocks the target PC user from accessing the desktop and computer and asks for a so-called fine of $300 to be paid via MoneyPak or MoneyGram to unlock the PC. The fictitious pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware claims that the computer has been blocked because the PC user has violated certain USA laws. The warning message of 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware states that the PC user has been downloading and dispersing copyrighted content, such as videos, music or other files, watching and distributing pornographic material and visiting malicious websites. The frightening pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware allegedly comes from the legal authorities, and uses the legitimate name and logo with the goal to dupe computer users into believing it is an official notification. The fake pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware blames PC users for performing a variety of illegitimate cybercrime actions and, therefore, encourages them to pay a supposed fine to avoid imprisonment and regain access to their computers. Do not be scared by the pop-up warning message of 'Cyber Command of Ohio' Ransomware because it is an online scam designed by cybercrooks to rip credulous computer users off.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1U.S.A. Cyber Crime Investigations
Cyber Command of Ohio
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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