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SOPA is now... a virus?

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10-12-2012, 09:38 AM
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SOPA is now... a virus?



Can anyone confirm whether this is actually legit? Like... the government installing a virus that blocks your computer and asking you for 200 bucks or else they delete all your data?

What the stuff?

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Lol doubt any government is behind it. These viruses always try to convey a false sense of authority and trustworthiness.

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Lol doubt any government is behind it. These viruses always try to convey a false sense of authority and trustworthiness.
Yeah, looks like it's something like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware_%28malware%29

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....ahh, screw it - just give us $200 and we'll call it even

The atrocious spelling and sentence structure should have been a red flag too.

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US gov't requesting 200 Euros?

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Classic case of moneypak ransomware. ***** nasty. It is a pretty dumb scam.

I'd reformat the computer.

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Definitely a virus.

"We only accept MoneyPak"? Might as well be asking to wire it via Western Union.

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Definitely a virus.

"We only accept MoneyPak"? Might as well be asking to wire it via Western Union.
Lol, they actually are asking for Western Union as an alternative... check the QA on the right

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You have been caught downloading child pornography. Pay $200 and we'll make it go away.

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These things are never legit. It's scammers posing as the government. My dad got that same "MoneyPak" one a couple of weeks ago on one of his old XP laptops (if there's a wrong decision to be made on a pop-up, installer or UAC prompt, he'll usually make it). It's rather nasty in that it runs on startup and locks you out of Windows. The solution is to boot into Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when the computer is booting up) and use System Restore (Programs->Accessories->System Tools in XP) to roll your system back to before you contracted the malware.


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... Or you could just remove it (in safe mode) from your startup entries and delete the infected exe's off your HDD (file scan for exe's created within the past few days). Most of the Ukash/other ransomware viruses are rather easy to remove.

Now, there's also a range of infections that are truly ****ed up, like the ones that start encrypting files on your HDD with a random keypass that you will never figure out. Those are nasty.

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