The FBI virus is a type of ransomware. There are several different versions of this virus, which claim that the FBI and the Federal government have taken control of the computer because it has been linked to illegal activity, and demand payment to remove the virus.
FBI VIRUS VERSIONS:
FBI Moneypak: This ransomware diplays a very large alert with the FBI and Moneypak logos.It may also diaply your webcam and accuses you of a host of crimes: viewing/distributing pornographic or copyrighted content, spreading malware or doing other illegal activities. This ransomware demands a payment via a Moneypak code on the right side of the fake alert. This system will be locked down completely if you are infected with this virus.
FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus: This version of the FBI ransomware locks the whole system down and displays a fake alert with FBI, Moneypak and McAfee logos. A message similar to the first version claims that Federal Bureau of Investigation has blocked you for downloading illegal/copyrighted material and similar crimes. Users are asked to pay a $200 fine to remove this malware, and are given instructions on how to proceed with payment.
FBI Virus Black Screen: This malware variant of the FBI virus, which has a black screen, uses the same technique as its predecessors and demands users pay a $200 fine. This version also adds a new feature: an audio warning. It will similarly claim that you have been caught violating the law and will accuse you of visiting adult/pornographic websites, viewing files containing zoophilia, child pornography and other similar cyber crimes.
FBI Online Agent: This is the latest ransomware, which uses the name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It uses a newly-designed alert, which tends to accuse victim for committing various crimes and asks to pay $200 using MoneyPak. The new thing about FBI Online Agent is that it doesn’t show your IP address or location but gives the name of the responsible agent, case number and other details that are clearly invented. Besides, scammers have included the promotion of the terrorism into the list of the crimes that are reported into this misleading warning.
The newer version now looks like this:
Please note that the claims made by this virus on the fake FBI page are not real. You are not in trouble with the FBI. Paying the fine using Ukash vouchers and Moneypak cards will not fix this malware. Using an activation number to remove the FBI virus will not remove the virus either, but will only lead to further virus infections.
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