If a pop-up dialog box appears on your computer screen displaying the message below: "ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below...," it means that your computer has been infected with the FBI Cybercrime Division and MoneyPak ransomware or virus. The ransomware or virus, which was created by cyber-criminals and NOT by the FBI, will lock you out of your computer, claiming that you have violated copyright and related rights laws, and claim that you need to pay a fine via MoneyPak in order to unlock your screen.
If your computer has been infected with the ransomware, please do not pay the money or follow the instructions that are displayed on your computer screen. Paying the money will not guarantee that the ransomware will unlock your computer; it may continuously ask you to make more payments or allow cyber-criminals remote access to your computer from anywhere around the world.
With remote access, the cyber-criminals will spy on you, steal your personal and financial information, and may even use your computer to commit cyber-crimes, which will be traced back to you.
Instead, we recommend that you use the link below for instructions on how to remove the ransomware from your computer.
The FBI Cybercrime Division and MoneyPak Ransomware Fake Message
“FBI Cybercrime Division”
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law. (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article 2, Section I, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5200,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5200,000 and/or deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit-seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5500,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years.in case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above mentioned Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of February 05, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours! To unblock the computer you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $300. When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account.
Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations.
In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.
Please ensure that you have antivirus software installed on your computer. If you don’t have one installed, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
Also, click here for instructions on how to the remove FBI Cybercrime Division and MoneyPak Ransomware or Virus from your computer.