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PC Defender 360

What is PC Defender 360?

PC Defender 360 is a rogue antivirus program created by cyber criminals. The main purpose of this fake security scanner is to scare unsuspecting PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware, and then encouraging them to purchase a useless program.

This bogus program infiltrates users' computers using 'exploit kits', which are proliferated using infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads. After successful infiltration, PC Defender 360 imitates a genuine antivirus program by starting a fake security scan.

After a few minutes, the rogue program generates a large list of supposedly-detected malware and viruses and demands payment for the full version of the program, which purportedly eliminates the 'detected' security threats. In fact, none of the detected security infections exist - PC Defender 360 is a scam, which attempts to trick PC users into buying the 'full version'.

   
PRISM Virus

What is PRISM?

The NSA Internet Surveillance Program PRISM, Computer Crime Prosecution Section message, "Your computer has been locked due to suspicions of illegal content downloading and distribution", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a $300 fine using MoneyPak in order to unlock the system.

This is a scam. The message is not related to any legitimate authorities from the USA - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals.

The main purpose of this screen-locking message is to scare unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine by making false accusations of law infringements, such as downloading or distributing copyrighted content, watching child pornography, etc.

   
Comandancia General de Policía Virus

What is Comandancia General de Policia?

The following message is a scam and should not be trusted: Comandancia General de Policía and Unidad de Investigaciones Especiales (UIES), "¡ATENCIÓN! Su ordenador personal ha sido bloqueado por razones de seguridad vistos los motivos abajo detallados". This is a scam created by cyber criminals.

This message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Ecuador - it is a ransomware virus aimed to extort money from unsuspecting PC users who believe the deceptive law infringement notices and pay the bogus fine.

Computer users from Ecuador should be aware that no authorities or organizations, internationally, use computer screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

This particular ransomware demands payment of a bogus USD $100 fine (using Ukash) for alleged law violations (watching prohibited pornography, distributing copyrighted content, etc.) Note that paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
Policia Judiciária de Portugal Virus

What is Policia Judiciária de Portugal?

The Policia Judiciária de Portugal and Unidade Especial de Policia message, "ATENÇÃO! O seu computador pessoal está bloqueado por razões de segurança, pelas seguintes razões", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a 100 Euro fine (using paysafecard or Ukash) in order to unblock the system.

This is a scam. This type of message is called 'ransomware' and is created by cyber criminals to scare unsuspecting PC users from Portugal into paying a bogus fine for alleged law violations (watching pornography involving minors, using or distributing copyrighted music and video files, etc.)

PC users from Portugal should be aware that no authorities, internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. Paying the fine as ordered by this message (screenshot below) is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
Ministerul Afacerilor Interne Virus

What is Ministerul Afacerilor Interne?

The Ministerul Afacerilor Interne message, "ATENTIE! Calculatorul Dvs este blocat din motivele de securitate specificate mai jos", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a RON 300 fine (using Ukash or paysafecard) for alleged law violations. This is a scam.

This message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Romania - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals.

The main purpose of this scam is to extort money from unsuspecting PC users who believe the false accusations (watching pornography involving minors, distributing copyrighted music or video files, etc.) and pay the bogus fine. PC users from Romania should be aware that paying this fine is equivalent to sending their money to cyber criminals.

   
Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP) Virus

What is Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP)?

The following message is a scam and should not be trusted: Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP), Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) and Agencia Federal de Investigación (AFI), "¡ATENCIÓN! Su ordenador personal ha sido bloqueado por razones de seguridad vistos los motivos abajo detallados".

The message blocks computer screens and demands payment of a MXN $2000 fine in order to unblock the system. This message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Mexico - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals.

The main purpose of this fake message is to scare unsuspecting PC users from Mexico into paying a fake fine (using paysafecard and Ukash) for alleged law infringements such as watching prohibited pornography, using or distributing copyrighted music and video files, etc.

   
M.M.A.Δ. Virus

What is M.M.A.Δ.?

The Cyprus Police Emergency Response Unit (M.M.A.Δ.) message, "ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ! Ο αποκλεισμός του υπολογιστή σας έχει γίνει για λόγους ασφαλείας, που ρναφέρονται παρακάτω", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a 100 Euro fine in order to unblock the PC. This is a scam.

The message is not related to any legitimate authorities from Cyprus - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals.

The sole purpose of this scam is to extort money (using paysafecard or Ukash) from unsuspecting PC users who believe the false accusations of law violations made by the message (watching pornography involving minors, using and distributing pirated copies of music or video files, etc.) and pay the fine.

In fact, paying the fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals, since no legitimate authorities or organizations, internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law infringements.

   
Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı Virus

What is Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı?

The Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı message, "DİKKAT! Sizin kişisel bilgisayar güvenlik hususunda aşagıdakı nedenlerle bloke edilmiş", blocks computer screens demanding payment of a 100 Euro fine using Ukash to unblock users' systems. This is a scam. The message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Turkey - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals.

The main purpose of this screen-blocking message is to scare unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine for alleged law violations (watching pornography involving minors, using or distributing copyrighted video and music files, etc.)

This particular ransomware virus originates from a family called Urausy, and after successful infiltration, this security threat blocks users' desktops and disables Windows features, which would otherwise allow termination of the fake message.

   
Ravnateljstvo Policije Virus

What is Ravnateljstvo Policije?

The Ravnateljstvo Policije, Sindikat Policije Hrvatske message, "UPOZORENJE! Vaš osoban kompjuter je blokiran zbos sisurnosnih mjera iz sljedečih raziosa", blocks computer screens demanding payment of a 500 HRK fine using paysafecard in order to unblock the PC. This is a scam.

The message should not be trusted - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals and in no way related to any legitimate authorities from Croatia.

This deceptive message makes false accusations of law infringements (watching pornography involving minors, distributing copyrighted content, etc.) to scare unsuspecting PC users from Croatia into paying the bogus fine. Note that paying the 500 HRK fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
Nacionalni Preiskovalni Urad Virus

What is Nacionalni Preiskovalni Urad?

The following message is a scam and should not be trusted: Nacionalni Preiskovalni Urad, Uprava kriminalistične policije and Urad za informatiko in telekomunikacije, "POZOR! Vaš računalnik je blokiran iz varnostnih razlogov nižje".

The message states that computer users must pay a 100 Euro fine using paysafecard or Ukash - this is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals. Paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

PC users from Slovenia should be aware that no authorities or organizations, internationally, use computer screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

Cyber criminals responsible for developing this scam make false accusations of law infringements (watching pornography involving minors, distributing copyrighted content, etc.) to scare computer users into paying this bogus fine.

   

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