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CyberLocker Ransomware

Posted: October 8, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,410
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 429
First Seen: October 8, 2013
Last Seen: June 16, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The CyberLocker Ransomware (not to be confused with Cyberlocker Hotfile, a cloud storage company) is a Windows locker Trojan that blocks Windows until you pay a ransom fee that supposedly compensates for illegal online activities that the CyberLocker Ransomware claims to track. Similar to past forms of ransomware that use almost identical alerts with the supposed authority of different organizations, the CyberLocker Ransomware doesn't appear to be able to detect any illegal uses of your computer and certainly doesn't have any legal right to be paid for locking your OS. For now, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that any CyberLocker Ransomware attack be counteracted by the use of strong anti-malware software and reliable PC security techniques that will let you disable and then remove the CyberLocker Ransomware, all with no ransom required.

CyberLocker Ransomware: Locking Your Computer to Get a Lockdown on Your Money

The CyberLocker Ransomware is another iteration of a standard ransomware-based attack that criminals use for stealing money under fraudulent circumstances. After the installation of a CyberLocker Ransomware, which usually utilizes a secondary PC threat like an exploit kit or a Trojan downloader, the CyberLocker Ransomware will lock you out of Windows and display a screen-sized pop-up that claims to be affiliated with the US government. In keeping with the formats of many similar kinds of ransomware, the CyberLocker Ransomware also shows a window that captures your webcam feed if any is available, with the (thankfully false) implication that government eyes are watching everything you do from your keyboard.

However, what malware researchers are most concerned with is the text of the CyberLocker Ransomware's warning messages, which claim to have caught the victim indulging in crimes like viewing underage pornography. As a natural segue from this accusation, the CyberLocker Ransomware asks for the payment of a MoneyPak-based ransom unless you're interested in suffering further consequences from the US government. Of course, the CyberLocker Ransomware isn't an actual law enforcement program, and it must be emphasized that real government institutions don't demand that legal fines be paid through unofficial third parties like MoneyPak (one of the favorite services for ransomware transactions).

The Magic Key to Get the CyberLocker Ransomware's Grip Off Your PC

Since the CyberLocker Ransomware attacks almost always correspond with efforts to block you from using all other Windows programs, you'll want to try to disable the CyberLocker Ransomware before you can disinfect your computer with anti-malware equipment. SpywareRemove.com malware experts can suggest two tactics, in particular, for their general applicability and ease of use:

  • Switching to Safe Mode, which is a default feature for all mainstream operating systems. Safe Mode will block most unwanted programs from launching automatically, including the CyberLocker Ransomware.
  • Plugging any backup OS-equipped USB device into your PC, which will, naturally, prevent any programs installed on the native OS from being launched.

With the CyberLocker Ransomware's pop-up out of the way, you can delete the CyberLocker Ransomware with any anti-malware program you prefer. As a last note, some PC security institutions have reported the CyberLocker Ransomware as conducting file encryption attacks against image files, documents and other major file formats. While malware experts haven't corroborated this, encryption attacks often can be reversed by decryption tools made available by PC security companies – and, in any case, are completely ineffective against a simple remote backup.

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