'Police Department University Of California' Ransomware

'Police Department University Of California' Ransomware Description

Police Department University Of California Ransomware Image 1Since the first Police Ransomware Trojan first appeared, these types of attacks have become increasingly specific, impersonating the police agencies of smaller, more specific regions. The 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware Trojan represents a continued step in this direction. While most Police Ransomware Trojans pretend to be messages from legitimate police agencies belonging to a specific geographical region (usually a national police force of some kind), the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware pretends to be a notification from the Police Department University of California, targeting computer users in this particular region or institution to make them believe that their computers have been blocked for supposed legal infractions. The advantage for threat creators in making these more specific claims is that they make the threat attacks more believable, and therefore (since they rely on social engineering) much more specific than other, more generalized threat attacks. It is important to remember that there is no relationship between the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware and any real police agency or university police. Because of this, the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware should be removed immediately with the help of a reliable security program.

How the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware Works

The 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware carries out the same basic tactic as most other Police Ransomware Trojans. The 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware tactic may follow the steps listed below:

  • The 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware may enter a computer using typical threat delivery methods (such as compromised email attachments or social engineering).
  • Once installed, the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware blocks access to the infected computer, claiming that the 'Police Department University of California' has blocked the infected computer due to its involvement in supposed copyright infractions and other illegal activity.
  • The victim is prompted to pay a bogus 'police fine' using Ukash, MoneyPak or other online payment services. Of course, since there is no real relationship between the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware and any kind of police enforcement, computer users don't to waste their money with such an empty accusation.

There are many clones of the 'Police Department University of California' Ransomware, which include 'Cyber Command of Nevada' Ransomware,' the'Cyber Command of New York' Ransomware, the 'Cyber Command of California' Ransomware, the 'Cyber Command of South Texas' Ransomware and the 'USA Cyber Crime Investigations' Ransomware.

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