Threat Database Ransomware New Zealand Police Ransomware

New Zealand Police Ransomware

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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,752
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 4,511
First Seen: February 25, 2013
Last Seen: November 14, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Initial Police Ransomware attacks we concentrated in the Russian Federation and Eastern European states. These primitive Winlockers were easily bypassed using Safe Mode and demanded payment through SMS messages. Since then, These scams have developed into dangerous malware threats that are able to take pictures using the infected web cam, alter their messages depending to the infected computer's IP address and disable features such as Safe Mode and System Restore. Modern Police Ransomware infections demand payment through Ukash, MoneyPak or a number of other money transfer methods. They are also not concentrated in Europe anymore and, during 2012, spread far and wide. The New Zealand Police Ransomware infection is a good example of this, attacking computers in New Zealand. Variants of these threats have also popped up in South America, Australia and South Africa.

The New Zealand Police Ransomware infection carries out a classic version of the ransomware scam. Essentially, the New Zealand Police Ransomware Trojan takes the victim's computer hostage and then demands payment of one hundred New Zealand dollar fine. Like its many variants, the New Zealand Police Ransomware Trojan displays a message that accuses the victim of viewing pornographic material, downloading copyrighted content and sending out spam email messages. Since, to some degree, many computer users may engage in these activities without knowing it, these kinds of messages are highly effective at scaring inexperienced computer users who may feel guilty about engaging in inappropriate online behavior. After listing the severe penalties that these kinds of activities have under the law, including extensive jail time, the New Zealand Police Ransomware message claims it is possible to avoid these penalties by paying a one time fine.

Do Not Fall for the New Zealand Police Ransomware Scam!

Since the New Zealand Police Ransomware message has nothing to do with the New Zealand police, ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to ignore its threatening message. Paying this Trojan's fine will do nothing to unlock your computer. It is possible to remove a New Zealand Police Ransomware infection by gaining access to your security software using alternate boot methods (such as an external start-up disk) and then scanning your computer in order to undo the malicious changes made by the New Zealand Police Trojan to your computer's settings.

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Registry Details

New Zealand Police Ransomware creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%programfiles%\OnrymSpeedup
Run keys
OnrymSpeedup

Messages

The following messages associated with New Zealand Police Ransomware were found:

New Zealand Police<br /> Ng? Pirihimana O Aotearoa<br /> ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.<br /> You have been violating “Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand.<br /> Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.<br /> You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating Article 202 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…<br /> Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to NOD S100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.<br /> 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.<br /> Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of NOD 52,000 to NOD $8,000.<br /> Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit-seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.<br /> Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to NZD S250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above-mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand.<br /> Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.<br /> Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of New Zealand of February 04, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.<br /> Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!<br /> The amount of fine is NZD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash.<br /> When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account.<br /> Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations.<br /> In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.

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