Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware Description

Type: Possibly Unwanted Program

ScreenshotThe Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware is a Police Ransomware infection that impersonates a police agency in the United Arab Emirates in order to scam computer users located in that country. Like other Police Ransomware scams, the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware makes the victim believe that the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware is associated with the law enforcement in order to lure the victim that it is necessary to pay a 'fine' for supposed illegal activities. To do this, the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware Trojan displays a message written in Arabic that contains the logos of Abu Dhabi's police force. The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware also blocks access to the compromised PC in order to make it seem as if the police has blocked that targeted machine. It is important to remember that the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware is not actually associated with any law enforcement. Rather, this threat is one of the components of an ample family of malware that has been responsible for malware attacks throughout the world.

How Criminals Distribute Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware and Similar Malware

There are several ways in which Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware can be distributed. ESG security researchers have observed that various exploit kits are being used to infect computers with the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware and similar Police Ransomware infections. These exploit kits that are set up on attack websites, are malicious domains that immediately attempt to infect visitors' computers with the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware and other malware. Victims are led to these websites through a combination of social engineering and browser hijacking malware. The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware can also be downloaded by the computer user directly by disguising this threat as a legitimate file, such as a popular movie or video game on a file sharing network. Malware like the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware can also be distributed through malicious spam email attachments.

How the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware Infects Your Computer

The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware blocks the victim's computer. This prevents the computer user from accessing their Desktop or files. The infected computer will be frozen, only displaying the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware message. This message will claim that the victim's computer was blocked because of its involvement in illegal activities, such as viewing forbidden pornographic material. To remove the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ Ransomware infection, ESG security researchers advise the use of an efficient anti-malware tool and alternative boot methods to bypass the ransomware's message.

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