‘Cyber Command of Pennsylvania’ Ransomware

‘Cyber Command of Pennsylvania’ Ransomware Description

'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware, also known as 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Virus, is a ransomware infection that targets PC users in the Pennsylvania state of the United States of America. 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware displays a tricky full-screen pop-up warning message 'Attention! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons' made and delivered to affected computers by the Trojan Urausy. The Trojan completely blocks the targeted PC and does not allow the victim to access the desktop and computer system. 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware presses the victimized PC user to pay a supposed ransom to restore access to the computer. The bogus pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware declares that the computer has been blocked because the PC user has breached certain USA laws. The misleading warning message of 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware claims that the computer user has been downloading and dispersing copyrighted content, such as videos, music or other files, visiting infected websites and watching and spreading pornographic material. The scary pop-up alert of 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware is allegedly sent by the legal authorities and uses the legitimate name and logo with the purpose to dupe attacked PC users into thinking it is a real notification. The fake pop-up warning message of 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware blames victimized PC users for performing a variety of illegal online actions and, therefore, asks for a so-called fine of $300 to be paid via MoneyPak or MoneyGram to avoid custody and unlock computers. Do not be frightened by the pop-up notification of 'Cyber Command of Pennsylvania' Ransomware because it is an online scam produced by cybercrooks to extort money from unsuspecting 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 Pennsylvania
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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