United States Department of Justice is an aggressive ransomware that blocks a computer screen and demands for money if one wants it to be unblocked. As many other this type scams it uses official institution’s name for the blocking message to look legitimate. This time the text is supposed to be sent by Department of Justice. Moreover, the message includes a countdown timer, FBI agent name and your case number. Of course all of this is not true and if you actually call the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Department of Justice, you will find out that none of the charges have been put on you.
Alas many cyber criminals‘ victims fall for this scam and pay the money asked in Department of Justice Virus message:
YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED
…..Amount of the fine is $300. Payment must be made within 24 hours after the discovery of the violation. If the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution.
If you already paid the ransom, contact your credit card bank as soon as possible. It must be done not only because of trying to cancel the payment but also in order to protect your money due to the fact that criminals now know your financial information which you entered when making a payment.
Depending on the version of the infection, there is more than one way for Department of Justice Virus removal. All of them have video guides illustrating the steps that must be done. Please note, if your computer has been infected and you already removed the thread, it does not mean you cannot get attacked by the same virus again. Department of Justice virus is distributed via Internet, injecting it into corrupted websites. These can be any web-pages, even those that you visit every day. If your anti-malware tools have identified a webpage as having infection, inform its administration about the issue.