Fri, Aug 30 2013 18:05
Homeland Security Ransomware Removal Guide
The Homeland Security ransomware is a computer
infection that locks you out of Windows until you pay a ransom. This
infection uses a screenlocker that pretends to be an alert from the US
Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division, which
states you have been distributing copyrighted media, child pornography,
and using unlicensed software. The screen then demands a fee of $300 in
order to avoid criminal prosecution. To pay this fee you must send in a
MoneyPak voucher within 48 hours to gain access to your computer again.
It is important to remember that this is a computer infection and that
this is a ransom and not a fine by a legitimate government agency.
Filed under: Malware Removal Guide