Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Description
The Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware infection targets computer systems with an IP address located in the United Kingdom. The Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Trojan is just one of the hundreds of variants that exist of a very common online scam. There has been a marked increase in ransomware attacks involving Trojans like the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Trojan in recent years. This is due to the fact that Police Ransomware attacks similar to the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Trojan can be extremely profitable and have allowed criminal organizations to generate profits of millions of Euros in recent years. Police Ransomware attacks are some of the most problematic malware infections of modern times and responsible for attacks on millions of computer systems all around the world.
The Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Trojan Scams Inexperienced Computer Users
Like most Police Ransomware Trojans, the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware tries to make the victim believe that they are being processed by the police. The Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware preys on inexperienced computer users' guilt by accusing them of viewing illegal pornographic material, allowing their computer to distribute malware and distributing or dealing with copyrighted content without permission. The Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware message lists penalties of thousands of pounds and years of jail time unless the victim pays a fine of 100 pounds. The scam does not stop at a threatening message; the main problem when dealing with malware like the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Trojan is that these kinds of threats lock the victim's computer, preventing the victim from accessing Windows or any files stored on the infected computer. Because of this, these kinds of malware attacks are often referred to as Winlockers.
Bypassing the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Winlocker is the most difficult part of removing this threat from your computer. ESG security researchers advise using Safe Mode to gain access to the Command Prompt and, from there, the Windows Registry Editor. However, some variants of the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware can even disable Safe Mode. When this occurs, the PC user may need to boot the infected machine from a start-up CD or USB drive. Once access is regained to the infected computer, the Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware infection itself is not particularly difficult to remove, especially getting the assistance of a strong anti-malware tool.
Type: Fake Warning Messages
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Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware Technical Report
As new Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
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Fake message for Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware:
The following fake error message(s) appears for Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware:
|United Kingdom Police
Metropolitan Police – PCEU
Cheshire Police Authority
ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due tout 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 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
The amount of fine is £100. You can pay a fine Ukash or PaySafeCard.
When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 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.