Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware
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|Threat Level:||10 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||April 2, 2013|
|Last Seen:||September 20, 2023|
The Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware Trojan is part of a scam that many computer users commonly know it as the 'Ukash Virus'. In fact, there are numerous families of malware that carry out these kinds of scams, commonly known as Police Ransomware. Basically, these consist in scaring inexperienced computer users with bogus messages from the police to convince them that they need to pay a fine through a money transfer service such as Ukash or MoneyPak. The Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware uses a fake message from the Latvian State Police and is part of the Reveton family of Police Ransomware, one of the biggest and most dangerous families of malware used in these kinds of scams.
The Distribution of the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware Trojan
Criminals use several tactics to spread the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware infection. There have been reports of Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware infections stemming from attack websites set up specifically to infect visitors with malware. These kinds of attacks can occur after visiting a legitimate website that has been compromised. Criminals can use these kinds of tactics to force a legitimate website to redirect visitors to attack websites in a hidden window, without their knowledge. The Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware being distributed through spam email messages containing dangerous attachments or links to malicious content. It is also possible to download the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware unwittingly as the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware is often disguised as a legitimate or popular program, particularly on peer to peer networks where the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware will be often disguised as a popular music or movie file.
Once installed on the targeted computer, the Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware blocks all access to the victim's files and Desktop. The goal of this tactic is effectively to prevent the computer user from accessing their files or bypassing a malicious ransomware message. This message, written in Latvian, claims that the victim's computer was involved in illegal activities and that the Latvian State Police requires payment of a fine in order to prevent jail time. The Latvijas Valsts Policija Ransomware demands payment of this fine through Ukash, a legitimate money transfer system that is not associated directly with such scams (in reality, if you report the scam in time, it may be possible to receive a refund).