Threat Database Ransomware 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware

'FBI System Failure' Ransomware

By ESGI Advisor in Ransomware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,196
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 24,557
First Seen: September 23, 2013
Last Seen: September 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware Trojan is an infection that is used to scam computer users. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware displays a fake message from the FBI meant to trick computer users into believing that their computer has been blocked by the FBI as part of a law enforcement operation. ESG security analysts advise computer users to take immediate action if their computer has been blocked by the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware. Malware researchers consider that the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is a threat to your machine's safety.

How 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware Infects a Computer

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware spreads through typical threats distribution avenues. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is often distributed using social engineering or attack websites that make use of exploit kits to infect computers with threats like the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is also often distributed using spam email messages or phishing emails that contain unreliable attachments. These types of messages are often disguised as official emails from a real source and will try to trick the computer user into opening the unsafe email attachment. For example, the computer user may receive a fake email message from an airline confirming a supposed reservation and claiming that the attached file is an invoice or ticket reservation. In fact, the attached file may be a threat such as the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware.

The Ransom Technique Used by the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware and Its Variants

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware scam is simple. Typically, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware, as well as its variants such as the 'Il Computer è Bloccato ISP' Ransomware, the 'Osterreichischen Polizei' Ransomware and the 'Policia Federal Mexico' Ransomware, among many more, make harmful changes to the victim's computer settings that prevent all access to the affected computer's Desktop or files stored on that computer. When the infected computer starts up, a full screen message is displayed. This message accuses the victim of illegal online activities, such as viewing illegal pornography or distributing threats. The message claims that it is necessary to pay a $300 USD fine to unblock the affected computer. ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to ignore the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware message. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware has absolutely no relationship with FBI or with any legitimate police agency and should instead be removed immediately with the assistance of a strong anti-malware program.


'FBI System Failure' Ransomware may call the following URLs:


The following messages associated with 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware were found:

System Failure
Federal Bureau of Investigation
All Activities of this computer has been recorded. All your files are encrypted. Don’t try to unlock your computer!
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
Copyright and Related Rights law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using and distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section B, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of the United States of America.
Article 202 of the criminal provides for deprivation of liberty for two or twelve yours.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal of United States of America of May 28,2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the state.
Fines may only be paid within 24 hours after the infringement. As soon as 24 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 24 hours!
To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine through REloadit Pack of $300.
To unlock your computer locked by the United States Cyber Security REloadit Pack fine Virus and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300. Payable through REloadit Pack via Walmart Card or Kmart Card etc.
After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock.


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