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Interpol Department of Cybercrime Ransomware

Posted: August 14, 2012

Interpol Department of Cybercrime Ransomware Screenshot 1'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware is an updated version of ransomware Trojans from the same family as the Metropolitan Police Ukash Virus, 'The Great Britain Police Central e-crime Unit' Ransomware', the Polícia de Segurança Pública Portuguese Virus, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Ransomware, the Athens Security Prosecution of Electronic Crime Ransomware and the Cuerpo Nacional de Policia Virus. Despite its minor updates, 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware keeps to the same hoax as its recent ancestors: locking your PC down by displaying a fake legal warning, insisting that you pay a fee, and preventing you from using any other applications. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts are quick to note that 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware isn't aligned with the real Interpol in any way, and that 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware should be disabled and removed with anti-malware defenses, like any other member of its shyster family.
 

Why the New Ransom from 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' Ransomware May Make You Paranoid

 
'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware, while enhanced from older versions of such ransomware Trojans, keeps to the same broad strokes of its predecessors in its attacks. An active 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware infection is immediately noticeable due to a forced system reboot that ends up with your staring at a fake pop-up warning from 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware – one that covers the entire screen (including the taskbar and the rest of your Windows interface). This pop-up claims that your machine has been locked due to copyright violations and recommends that you pay a fine through Ukash, Paysafecard or Paypal to avoid additional penalties.
 
SpywareRemove.com malware researchers immediately noticed the addition of Paypal to the roster of Ukash Virus-accepted payment methods, which may be indicative of 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware being targeted partially at the Americas, whereas previous attacks have focused on Europe. Other upgrades in evidence include a sleeker, more professional-looking warning message, a fake serial number and even a local webcam screenshot that implies that your actions are being monitored visually. Naturally, the warnings in 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware's pop-up are fraudulent, and there's no point to paying a completely illegal fine.
 

Closing 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' Ransomware's Fake Alert and Getting Back to Windows

 
'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware is limited to Windows, but is predisposed to have an equitable degree of compatibility with multiple versions of that OS – particularly recent ones such as Windows 7. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers often find PC threats from 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware's family distributed by Trojans that are themselves, distributed in spam e-mail attacks and drive-by-download exploits. Caution while interacting with links, suspicious sites and file downloads should be considered a priority to avoid potential 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware attacks.
 
'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware prevents you from accessing other programs, which makes disabling 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware necessary to remove it at all. Some methods that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found proficient for this task include booting from a removable USB drive, booting in Safe Mode and booting from a pre-installed second OS. As long as you ignore 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware's fake legal warnings and keep your money to yourself, a temporary 'Interpol Department of Cybercrime' ransomware infection should be unable to cause long-term harm to you or your PC.

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Interpol Department of Cybercrime ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128…
2Interpol
Department of cybercrime
Attention! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain. Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc.). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.
Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 100000 Euro and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law on Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 2000 Euro to 8000 Euro.