Bakavers.in is a ransomware infection that blocks all access to victims' Web browsers and demands payment of a ransom from the victim. Bakavers.in locks the infected Web browser and may affect Web browsers on both Windows and Mac OSX computers. Bakavers.in may infect most commonly used Web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Bakavers.in prevents computer users from leaving the Bakavers.in Web page. This website is disguised as a website for the NSA and the CSS (National Security Agency and the Central Security Service). The website claims that the victim has acted against the law and needs to pay a fine of $300 USD or Euro (depending on the victim's location) using MoneyPak or other, similar online payment service. There is no actual connection between Bakavers.in and any government agency, and this is a common tactic used to attempt to collect your money.
How Bakavers.in Attacks a PC
Whenever the computer user tries to leave the Bakavers.in Web page or even click outside of the window, an intrusive pop-up message appears reading:
'YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP FOR SAFETY REASONS. ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED. YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.'
This message is a lie meant to scare you so that you will pay Bakavers.in's bogus fine. Variants of this message will accuse you of crimes such as distributing child pornography. Malware analysts advise PC users to refrain from paying this fine. Bakavers.in does not have the capacity to prosecute you or damage your computer. Bakavers.in is simply an unwanted script that prevents your Web browser from closing the affected Web page. There are several features on the Bakavers.in Web page that are meant to scare you. Bakavers.in will claim that Bakavers.in may monitor all of your activities. Bakavers.in will feign to take a picture of you using the affected computer's webcam and Bakavers.in will display basic information about your computer such as its location and operating system (its location may be gathered from the IP address and other network information).