Fake Federal German Police (BKA) Notice Variante Description
ESG team of security researchers has identified an additional variant of the fake German legal warning entitled 'Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante'. Like its predecessors, this threat takes your computer hostage until you pay a ransom through an online payment company, in this case UKash. In this variant, users must enter a serial key which you can obtain by sending money to the creators of this malicious threat. However, starting up in Safe Mode and running an anti-malware program is just as effective for getting rid of the Trojan associated with Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante.
Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante is a Ransomware
The 'Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante' ransomware hijacks your computer, often infecting it through a Trojan typically distributed in spam emails or through attack websites. Once this malware threat is installed on your computer, the 'Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante' ransomware will change your registry so that the 'Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante' ransomware will start up before you gain access to your Desktop. The first thing you'll see when you launch Windows is a message claiming that your computer has been connected with copyright infringement laws and that the German police has blocked your computer until you pay a one hundred Euro fine. Typically, this message will accuse you of downloading child pornography, or similar illegal material.
A Poorly Thought-Out Ransom Scheme from the Fake German Police
Common sense should tell you that the real German police does not operate in this way and that the actual punishment for downloading child pornography is a lot worse than a simple one hundred Euro fine. ESG security researchers advise against falling for Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante's scam. This malware threat is a way for hackers to profit from inexperienced computer users. Regardless of what the 'Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante ' message says, the German police is monitoring your online activity or scanning your computer's files. This fake notice from the German police is a relatively simple malware threat, designed to block access to your computer. Imagine a criminal dressed in a police uniform standing at your door, preventing you from entering until you pay the 'fine.' The 'Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante' Trojan works in the same way. ESG security researchers strongly recommend that you do not fall for this convoluted scam. Instead, gain access to your computer by starting up in Safe Mode. Then, simply remove this threat with a fully-updated anti-malware tool.