Tue, Jul 16 2013 12:36 Don

Australian Communications and Media Authority Ransomware Removal Guide

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family of computer infections that target computers in Australia. When installed with this ransomware you will be shown a lock screen that requests a ransom of AUD $100 before you can access your Windows desktop. This lock screen pretends to be from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), AFP. Crime Commission (ACC), Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, and Interpol and was placed because your computer has been involved in illegal cyber activity related to pornography and copyrighted content. This activity includes the distribution of pornography, copyrighted files, or computer viruses. It goes on to state that you need to pay a fine in the amount of AUD $100 within 48 hours or you will face legal prosecution. It is important to note that this is a computer virus and that you are not actually being targeted by these agencies. Therefore, please do not pay the ransom.


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