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Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand Virus

Posted: July 24, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 2,238
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 410
First Seen: July 23, 2013
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand Virus Screenshot 1A new fake Police Trojan for the comparatively rarely-targeted nation of New Zealand, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus exhibits all of the usual signs of illegal ransomware attacks: displaying criminal alerts without trying to detect any real crimes, claiming false affiliations with a local government and demanding a fee through such unofficial channels as Ukash. Since a 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus also may block a number of perfectly innocent and, in fact, necessary programs related to maintaining your PC's security, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends disabling the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus through any methods required, and then using anti-malware software to delete the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus freely.

The Ministry that's More Interested in Your Simoleons than Your Safety

The 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus is a fake Police Trojan that uses a modified browser window to display inaccurate criminal alerts customized for the nation of New Zealand, similar to the 'New Zealand E-crime Lab' Ransomware or the (unrelated) 'New Zealand Police' Virus. Warnings from the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus are set to display automatically regardless of your computer history and will claim that your computer must be locked as a penalization for crimes like viewing child pornography, breaking copyright laws or hosting malware. Of course, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus's pop-up, alone, is not a significant problem – but its ability to block the other applications on your PC makes the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus a major security threat.

The 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus asks you to pay a fee through Ukash to unlock your computer, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts note to be an illegal demand that actually transfers money to criminals, rather than to the government of New Zealand. Since the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus isn't related to the actual Ministry of Public Safety for New Zealand and attacks any vulnerable PC at random, you never should feel a pressing need to pay a 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus's ransom.

Ensuring the Safety of Your PC from a 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus

The 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus is not a technical virus and cannot distribute itself by infecting other files. Instead, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus and similar Police Ransomware Trojans usually are distributed through the automatic download-and-install attacks of exploit kits hosted on compromised or malicious websites. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend keeping your browser security features stringent, not just as a defense against the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus, but against all similar PC threats, such as the 'Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security' Ransomware, the 'Grupo de Delitos Telemáticos' Ransomware, the BundesKriminalamt 'Ihrem Persönlichen Computer Wurde Gesperrt' Virus of Germany of Germany, the 'Ministry of Public Safety Canada' Ransomware, the 'Polizja Biuro Służby Kryminalnej' Ransomware of Poland, the 'FBI Department of Defense' Ransomware of the United States and the Rikspolisstyrelsen Ransomware of Norway.

Any infection related to the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus always should be removed by, initially, disabling the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus and any other malware that might be on your PC. SpywareRemove.com malware experts usually suggest booting your PC through a removable flash drive and launching directly into Safe Mode or the Command Prompt, which will prevent the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus from starting and initiating its system lockdown. You then may remove the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus with the anti-malware product of your choice – all without submitting to its digital extortion.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1New Zealand E-Crime Lab
New Zealand Police
Centre for Infrastructure Protection (CCIP)
Interpol
Attention!
Your computer has been blocked 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 New Zealand criminal law.
Article 161 of New Zealand 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 New Zealand Criminal Law.
Article 148 of New Zealand 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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The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach. On expiration of the term, 48 hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you.
Amount of fine is NZD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash vouchers.
As soon as the money arrives to the Treasury account, your computer will be unblocked in course of 24 hours.
Then in 7 day term you should remedy the breaches associated with your computer. Otherwise your computer will be blocked up again and criminal case will be opened against yourself (with no option to pay fine).