Hello my name is AMV814,
Last night around 10 P.M. I encountered, what I beleive to be, FBI Money Pak Ransomware. My new tumblr account appeared on the screen, with out having logged on. It prompted me at the top of the screen to confirm my e-mail address. I clicked with out thinking. The screen changed to FBI Cyber Crime Division. It stated:
Location: US, United States, Illinois, Glen Ellyn
ISP: AT&T Internet Services
User Name: ****
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
It states further:
To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak or MoneyGram xpress Packet of $300
Afterward It began a count down stating that I have 72 hours to pay the fine from that moment. Since I do not live in Glen Ellyn I stared at my lap top screen for a few moments then turned it off in denial of the whole affair. So this morning I restarted it and logged into my user name (I am the only user of my lap top). Turning my laptop back on the same information appears. I can not access anything on my laptop other than to scroll through the Ransomeware terms. The count down is still going. At this time I have 60:33:00 to pay this fine.
My Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6098, windows 7, intel i7core. I do not have anti-virus software on my computer at this time.
This is my first laptop and I would like to have it fixed. Which places fix laptops with this kind of issue and roughly how much might that cost a college art major? Is this an issue easily resolved by oneself by buying a product such as HitmanPro? Lastly should I be concerned about reaching the end of the count down?
Thank you for taking the time to look at this. Please let me know if you need any other information.