- Name :Mac OS FBI virus
- Category : Ransomware
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- Description :
Frequently, all of these variants are mainly attacked Windows PCs in the past, but, it changed, these viruses has turned out to be viruses that hijacker Mac machine and has been reported by numerous Mac users.
- Submitted by : Mark
- Date :Aug 01, 2013 01:18:12 AM
Your Browser Has Been Locked FBI Virus Warning From Safari On Mac – How to Unlock The Mac OS?
It is seemingly that a Mac machine will never be infected with virus; it is true, but this assumption can only be approved in the past. Compared with Mac machine, they are countless people who are using Windows PC for recreation, for study, for work, etc. That’s thereason why hackers is not creating virus to attack the people who are using Mac machine because they can make no benefit from hacking Mac users. As time goes by, the status has been changed. Recently, Mac users have gradually increased worldwide, especially in the developing countries, for the simple reason that they think that these kinds of products can truly increase their status and worth of paying much money than Windows PC. In this situation, hacker realized that they can make money from it and they did make some viruses and one of the deathly viruses is called FBI ransomware which largely stems from US that has been spread worldwide. FBI ransomware is a notorious virus that had ever met in the past which was designed by cyber criminals aiming at rip off money from windows PC users. It has been found and mentioned in extermination failure by majority of victims of the virus. It has grown in US which is called FBI ransomware that pretends as a government security tool claiming that you are visiting illegal websites and US police for watching porn and terroristic material asked you to pay “fine” on the unlock code. The full name of FBI is Federal Bureau of Investigation.
What is more, the virus has spread across worldwide and currently with different versions in different target countries all around the world. The list of imitated institutions is also quite long. It's includes: the German Federal Police GEMA (Germany's performance rights organization), the Swiss "Federal Department of Justice and Police” The Spanish Police the Dutch Police, Metropolitan Police Virus (Mainly targets English Users), AFP Crime Commission virus mainly targets users from Australia, etc.
What is Mac OS FBI virus?
Frequently, all of these variants are mainly attacked Windows PCs in the past, but, it changed, these viruses has turned out to be viruses that hijacker Mac machine and has been reported by numerous Mac users. This virus usually sneaks into Mac machine by browsing malicious websites, downloading unsafe programs, sharing peer to peer file over the connected work, updating system, etc. when the virus finally infects your browser (Safari,Firefox, Google Chrome), a locked out message will be showing claimed that all PC data will be detained and criminal procedures will be initiated against you if the fine will not be paid. It will not play some movies and it keeps telling you that your mouse and keyboard need to be reset, also will not let the new update of adobe flash work at all. The Your Browser Has Been Locked FBI.gov.id Virus is designed to scare the computer users (Both Windows and Mac) into thinking that they have committed a crime, but they have the chance to pay a small ($300) fine to make everything right and to avoid legal action and even more fines. It moves fast and applies the pressure on the user to make the payment quickly in order to avoid the pending legal issues at hand.
Next time, when you open your PC, you will find that your PC is locked; there is a fake alert that generates fake pop-ups claiming that your computer has been locked violation of law in US till you pay fine via it to the the non-existent police. Please don’t trust them and ignore them.
Otherwise, you can receive nothing but still encountering these problems. If you have paid for such malicious virus, you had better contact your Credit Card Company and dispute the charge without hesitation, stating that this is a ransomware and a computer virus. So, don’t trust Mac OS FBI virus, just get it off to unlock and save your computer.