‘SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado’ Ransomware Description'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware is a Police Ransomware Trojan that affects computers located in Portugal. ESG security researchers have received reports of increased Police Ransomware attacks and of a ransomware family that impersonates copyright-protection organizations in different European countries (such as GEMA and SUISA). 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware is part of this large family of Police Ransomware Trojans which, along with the numerous other variants of this scam, have been responsible for millions of infections around the globe. In fact, Police Ransomware Trojans like the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware infection are quickly becoming the most common type of malware scam, along with rogue anti-malware software and browser hijackers associated with low-quality search engines.
'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware Targets Computers in Portugal
Variants of the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware infection target specific countries in Europe, impersonating a copyright-protection society in the targeted country. For example, computer users in Switzerland are targeted by a variant with a fake message from SUISA while computer users in Denmark are targeted with a fake KODA notification. The Trojan behind the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware attack and its variants has the ability to change its message depending on the victim's geographical location, which can be deduced from the targeted computer's IP address and system settings. The reason why these Police Ransomware Trojans choose to impersonate a specific country's police department is to make the attack more believable and therefore more effective at convincing computer users to give up their money.
How the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware Scam Works
The 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware scam is not different from the many other Police Ransomware infections affecting computers around the world. Basically, the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware Trojan blocks access to the victim's files and Desktop. When the victim attempts to use the infected computer, the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware infection displays a full screen message accusing the computer user of copyright violations. This message threatens the victim with imprisonment and financial punishment of thousands of Euros unless a one-time payment is made through Ukash or a variety of other money transfer services. ESG security researchers advise strongly against paying the 'SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado' Ransomware 'fine'. Paying it will do nothing to unblock your computer.
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More Details on ‘SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado’ Ransomware
The following messages associated with ‘SPAUTORES O Seu Computador Foi Bloqueado’ Ransomware were found:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores
O seu computador foi bloqueado.
Foram detetados descarregamentos de pecas musicais ilegais(piratas) no seu computador.
Pode ser facilmente identificado através da resolucao do seu endereco IP e nome de host associado.
Para desbloquer o seu computador e evitar consequencias legais, e obrigado a pagar uma taxa de liberacao de $ 100.