Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware
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|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||January 25, 2013|
|Last Seen:||September 19, 2023|
The Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware is a ransomware infection that targets computers with a Greek IP, pretending to be part of a law enforcement operation being carried out by the Greek police's Cyber Crime Unit. It is important to note that the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware message is part of a scam that has been studied extensively by PC security researchers and that there is no relationship between this message and the actual Greek Cyber Crime Unit. If your computer is displaying a message that meets these characteristics and you cannot access your operating system, it is more than probable that your machine has become infected with the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware Trojan. ESG malware analysts strongly recommend against following the instructions contained in the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware message and instead taking action to remove this malware infection from your computer.
The Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware scam is a variant of a police ransomware epidemic that has become widespread since early 2012. The Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware Trojan has a Winlocker component that prevents computer users from accessing their operating system. Basically, the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware blocks access to all files and to the Desktop, also locking features like the Task Manager and Start Menu in order to prevent computer users from bypassing the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware's blockage on their computers. When the victim logs into a computer infected with the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware Trojan, a full screen message is displayed. This message, written entirely in Greek, claims that the infected computer was involved in criminal activity and that it was locked through a police operation until a 'fine' is paid using online money transfer services like Ukash or PaySafeCard.
Since the main payload of a Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware infection involves blocking access to the infected computer, many computer users may find it difficult to gain access to the security software in order to remove this threat from their computer. Fortunately, starting up Windows in Safe Mode or from an alternate source can help computer users bypass the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware message and gain access to their software. Once you are able to gain access to your operating system, ESG malware analysts advise using a fully updated anti-malware program to remove the Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware from your computer.
Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware may call the following URLs: