SUISA Ransomware Description
The SUISA Police Ransomware infection is a Police Ransomware Trojan that attacks computers with an IP address located in Switzerland. The frequency of Police Ransomware scams has increased enormously since the first versions of these scams appeared a few years ago. While first concentrated in Eastern Europe, today scams like the SUISA Police Ransomware have infected millions of computers in more than thirty countries around the world. PC security researchers estimate the criminal organizations have racked up profits of millions of dollars using these kinds of scams to scare inexperienced computer users into handing over their money.
SUISA Police Ransomware Impersonates a Copyright Law Organization in Switzerland
These kinds of scams will usually disguise themselves as specific police or copyright enforcement institutions in the infected computer’s country. SUISA Police Ransomware imitates SUISA, an organization that promotes and defends copyright law in Switzerland. ESG malware researchers have observed that computers located in different countries will be targeted with a message pretending to come from an equivalent organization for that country; for example, computer users located in Denmark will receive a fake notification from KODA, the SUISA equivalent in this country. The main purpose of these kinds of highly localized ransom messages is that they allow Police Ransomware Trojans like SUISA Police Ransomware to display messages in the targeted PC user’s language, making the scam more effective and increasing the chances that an inexperienced computer user will believe the contents of the SUISA Police Ransomware message and pay the ransom that the SUISA Police Ransomware demands.
Once SUISA Police Ransomware infects a computer, the SUISA Police Ransomware blocks access to the infected computer’s Desktop and all files stored in the infected machine. This will prevent the victim from gaining access to the infected computer. When the victim attempts to log into Windows, SUISA Police Ransomware displays a scary message that blames the victim of copyright violations and illegal activities. After threatening the victim with enormous fines and years of imprisonment, the SUISA Police Ransomware Trojan claims that paying a fine through Ukash or other money transfer services, can allow the victim to bypass this supposed infraction. Of course, since the SUISA Police Ransomware has absolutely no relationship with SUISA or the police, ESG security analysts strongly advise PC users to get the assistance of a reliable anti-malware program to remove this threat from their computer instead.
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