Recently a new ransomware program has been successfully developed and launched into the realms of the world wide web. This malicious application is spread in the form of a special Trojan known as Reveton that locks the entire desktop, without giving the option to users to do anything else on their PCs unless they pay certain amount of funds to unlock it. The amount, by the way, is $100 (100 USD). The virus is spread in the form of a special and scary warning supposedly originated by the United States Cyber Command organization. It scares uses with the following information:
United States Cyber Security
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the Law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and /or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of May 28, 2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 24 hours after the infringement. As soon as 23 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 24 hours!
To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $100.
Do not listen to the scary warning you see above. This is the product of the mind of hackers who want to trick you into wasting your funds, whereas you haven’t ever committed anything like you’re being accused of. So, do not pay any fine of $100 via MoneyPak. GreenDot MoneyPak is, by the way, a good company and has nothing to do with spreading this ransomware program you see depicted at the screenshot. In order to eliminate this malware, to unblock your PC and unlock your desktop you need to refer to the assistance of IT professionals who may render the necessary help in removal of this scam. Here is the removal guide that we recommend you to follow – http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-united-states-cyber-security-virus.
And here is the good video guide that will explain to you how this ransomware removal actually works: