Fri, Aug 30 2013 18:05 Don

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.

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