Today at the Heroes and Geeks office, we had several customers who had their laptops hacked and infected with a scary virus. One of our customers even called the police because she was scared by the malicious software that used her webcam to take a flash photo of her. The virus poses as the official FBI web page, takes a flash photo of you with your webcam and freezes your computer until you pay the ransom money to unlock your frozen computer.
The FBI Money -Pak Ransomware also referred to the FBI virus is an evil scam and please don’t fall for it. It is a very convincing virus that looks official with the FBI seal and claims that you owe money to the FBI due to illegal downloading of copyrighted materials from various websites. It can be a shocking and frightening experience if you are not aware of this virus. It’s important to tell friends and family of this terrible virus so they can stay calm and handle it and not fall victim to the scam. This FBI virus and other similar ransomware virus’ regarding the FBI have been around since 2012. The FBI has stated that they don’t send unsolicited emails to the public and to not click on the FBI embedded link so you won’t contract the malicious software.
Features of the FBI Virus include:
- Freezing your computer system and not allowing the user to access their desktop or internet.
- A pop up of a fake FBI page that threatens jail time if fine is not paid
- Display of an alert message demanding you owe the FBI money for illegal downloads
- A flash photo taken of you with your webcam
Like many other viruses the FBI virus is being spread by websites that have been hacked, through emails as well as social media links. Having current anti-virus software installed on your computer is a good way to protect yourself from such viruses and malware. It’s also important to continually update your antivirus software throughout the period you have it installed on your computer. Antivirus softwares have updates to be one step ahead of the hackers.
Heroes and Geeks provides great computer virus removal in Los Angeles. We handle all types of malicious software just like the FBI Virus. We are available 24/7 so whatever time of day you get a computer virus we can help you remove it and save your computer. Protect yourself from cyber scams and let us help you install antivirus so you will save yourself from a virus headache.
Stay tech savvy, my friends.