Police Cybercrime Investigation Department is a good law enforcement organization of Canada, and it is not associated with development or distribution of the malicious application depicted at the screenshot below. Instead, what you see is a typical ransomware program that was developed by the team of online hackers in order to collect money from deceived users. How can you unlock your PC effectively? The answer to this question can be found in the paragraphs below.
Once the Police Cybercrime Investigation Department ransomware attacks the PC it locks the screen completely and then reports the following message:
POLICE CYBERCRIME INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT
All activity of this computer has been recorded
If you use a webcam , videos and pictures were saved for identification
Your Computer has been locked!
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyberactivity.
Described below are possible violations, you have made: Article 274 - Copyright
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to d years (The use or sharing of copyrighted files - movies, software)
Article 183- Pornography
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files)
Article 184 - Pornography involving children (under 18 years)
imprisonment for the term of up to 15 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files) Article 104 - Promoting Terrorism
imprisonment for the term of up to 25 years (You have visited websites of terrorist organizations)
Article 297 - Neglect computer use, entailing serious consequences A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years
(Your computer has been infected with a virus, which, in turn, infected other computers) Article 108 - Gambling
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (You have been gambling, but according to the law residents of the your country are not allowed gambling in any format)
in connection with the decision of the Government as of August 22, all of the violations described above could be considered as conditional in case of payment of a fine.
Amount of the fine is 100 CAO. Payment must be made within 48 hours after the discovery of the violation. If the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution.
After paying the fine your computer will be unblocked
You should not trust the information you see depicted at this screenshot. It is not a real police warning. Again, this is a virus that was prepared specifically for the purpose of deceiving and tricking users, making them waste their funds. By the way, Ukash and Paysafecard payment systems are actively used for collecting funds in favor of the crooks, even though these two decent payment processing companies aren’t associated with this malware program at all. So, be careful! Do not indicate any of such financial information in favor of online fraudsters. Make sure and delete this pest from your PC as described below.