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Department of Justice Virus


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#1 CarolinaCountryBoy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

Has anyone run across the Department of Justice virus (ransomware)? A friend of mine visited a porno site (yes, it's dangerous visiting those sites) and got this virus. It had an official looking banner across the top of the page complete with the Justice Department Seal. It warned him that his computer had been locked due to his browsing activities. It also stated that if he or anyone other than the Justice Department tried to unlock his computer, it would immediately be formatted and all pictures, documents, etc. would be erased and permanently lost. It showed three US statues pertaining to viewing or downloading porno with minors under the age of 18. It say that since this was his first offense he would be given 48 hours to send in $300 (using MoneyPak) or further action would be taken. It went on to say that further violations would result in criminal prosecution. This virus got by the anti virus program that his internet provider gave him to use.
I was able to remove this virus using ComboFix and Malwarebytes. Everyone needs to know about this virus and be on the look out for it. I advised my friend that porno sites were some of the easiest places to get a virus and to stay away from them.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

ransomware virus are becoming fairly common...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

There are several versions of it. Grinler the site owner here even wrote a removal guide for one: Remove the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning MoneyPak Ransomware

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