LOCAL COMPUTER VIRUS DEMANDING MONEY PDF Print
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:19

 

Local citizens have reported to Police that a pop-up screen, appearing to be from the FBI appeared on their computers, stating they had been locked due to illegal computer activity.

 

There is no way to close the pop-up window and unlock the computer without entering a code on the screen that purchases a MoneyPak for about $200.

 

Research on this scam by GPD Officer Cowan has led to the finding that it is a virus known as Reveton Ransomware.

 

Anyone who experiences this on their computer should go to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and complete a Complaint Referral Form.

 

The website is: www.ic3.gov.

 

You can also call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151

 

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