The Cyber Crime Center Virus

The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus

The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus

The FBI/ICE Cyber Crime Center Ransomware is part of the Trojan /Reveton-Ransomware family and displays a lock screen that requires you to pay a ransom before you will be allowed to access your Windows desktop, applications, or files. This Ransomware infections pretends to be from the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE Cyber Crime Center and states that it has detected that your computer has been involved in illegal cyber activity. This activity includes the distribution of pornography, copyrighted files, or computer viruses. It goes on to state that you need to pay a fine in the amount of $300 within 48 hours.

In order to send the ransom you will be required to purchase a MoneyPak voucher at a store like CVS, Walmart, or Walgreens and submit the voucher ID in the lock screen. Once they receive the money, they will then automatically unlock your screen. This Ransomware will also attempt to take a picture of you via your Webcam to further scare you into sending in the ransom. Last, but not least, this Ransomware infection will also delete your Windows Automatic Update service so that you are unable to automatically update Windows. As this lock screen is not a legitimate message from any government agency, please ignore it and continue reading the removal guide.

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