Police Central E-crime Unit (PCEU) Ransomware Seeks Outrageous Ransom Fees on Infected PCs
August 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsDetails and removal processes have been clearly outlined in a new report released by EnigmaSoftware.com. Within the report, Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware is linked to several predecessor threats. Some of these threats, known to be created by cybercrooks, closely resemble law enforcement web sites.
The Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware message itself, is designed to mimic law enforcement agencies acting as if the PC user performed some type of illegal action over the Internet. The Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware threat will display its misleading messages in a stern language. Sometimes Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware will lockup up certain functions on an infected computer, only to ask for a ransom fee to be paid. Basically, ransomware threats such as FBI Moneypak Ransomware impersonate organizations such as the FBI or actual local police forces.
The Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware message itself reads:
This operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom! Following violations were detected:
Your IP address is [IP address]. This IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse. Your computer also contains video files with Pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography! Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer.
This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity."
At times, the Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware shows its sophistication by identifying the infected PC's location through its IP address. After the location is identified by the threat, Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware may then display a ransom message related to the particular PC's local police force. Moreover, Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware may ask that a fee of USD $100 or more be paid up to unlock the system.
Paying up the fee asked for by Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware will not alleviate all issues that come with this dangerous threat. PC users are highly recommended to use an antimalware program to seek out all malicious files related to Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware and remove them. The Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware removal report at http://www.enigmasoftware.com/policecentralecrimeunitpceuransomware-removal/ provides the necessary resources and antimalware application to remove Police Central E-crime Unit Ransomware completely.