DescriptionFBI Moneypak is ransomware much like Cryptolocker. FBI Moneypak will lock the computer allegedly due to involvement in illicit activities. It "reports" that you are downloading or distributing copyrighted material and other adult content just like the Metropolitan Police Scam. To be able to unlock the PC, FBI Moneypak demands you to pay a penalty ranging from $100 to as high as $500 within 24 to 96 hours. This ransomware only accepts Moneypak payment method that you can purchase from selected convenience and retail stores. Moneypak is very similar to a credit card, however, it has a pre-loaded amount of money that you can use to buy things and purchase online.
Despite claiming to be from the FBI, it is in fact a scam and not run by the FBI.
If FBI Moneypak infiltrates your computer, it denies your access instantly. Suffering from a locked PC denotes that the trojan has already altered some of your system settings, particularly the registry. Apart from that, expect that harmful files be already dropped on various spot of your hard drive. With some components hidden on the system, there is no easy way to remove FBI Moneypak trojan.
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