I was browsing the Internet on my iPhone6 and out of no where Department of Justice virus came up in Safari saying I was accused of illegal internet browsing such as pornography, child pornography, women ejaculation and downloading pirated software such as music, videos, and programs. It asked for me to pay a $500 fine within 24 hours, with a paypal reloadable card that could be bought from any store, or else I would fall under criminal acts. Every time I tried to close the page, it would open again and again. That’s really frustrating. I have heard many people saying this DOJ pop-up is fake, but my question is what happen if I don’t remove it in 24 hours? Will it really block my iPhone and erase my Apple ID and photos etc.? Can it steal my personal information?
More and more iPhone and iPad users are reporting their devices have been compromised, with a ‘Department of Justice message’ appearing that locks them out and crashes their Safari or Chrome browser, and then demands a fine of $500 ransom be sent to the hackers over PayPal. Actually this DOJ pop-up is a scam and it is as similar as FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) virus which mainly targets users from USA, and PCeU virus (as known as Paysafecard or Ukash virus) which focuses on users from European countries, especially UK. The virus is created by cyber hackers to scare innocent iPhone or iPad users and then block them out of their web browser (like Safari, Chrome or Firefox) and trick them into paying a non-existent $500. Most people may wonder how they got this fake DOJ pop up on the iPhone/iPad. Actually this virus can be installed silently when you visit infected website or click on malicious advertisements. Also it can pop up while you are visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails.
“Hi, I was on the internet and a DOJ warning came up on my iPad saying I violated the laws because I watched some kind of child abuse, rape, zoophilia, ect. It blocked me out of Safari so I can not use my Internet at all. It said I have to pay $500 to enter a moneypak card code or it would erase all my apple ID photos and such. So what is this? i got a little scared. Is it real?”
“Well, I believe I accidentally downloaded Department of Justice Virus on my iPhone. I’m just really scared and freaked out. The virus crashed my Safari app so I cannot surf Internet anymore. It said I have been caught visiting forbidden pornography websites or disturbing illegal materials so i have to pay $500 fine or it will lock my iPhone and completely delete my Apple ID, photos and videos etc. It had my location and IP address. But I have never distributed anything in my life. I have read several sources that they say this is a scam, but I am still worried. So how do i get rid of it without also ruining my phone? I don’t want to give my personal details out to people. And I don’t know if the DOJ or FBI is going to track me down and knock down my door and cuffing me. Please help.”
We used to think that Apple iOS gadgets were pretty immune to viruses and malware. Sadly, over the past year hackers have turned their attention to our mobile gear. Usually, the installation of DOJ Virus can be completed in a short time and then it pops up immediately to lock your iphone or ipad without signs if you visit a phishing site, open a junk e-mail attachment, click on an unknown link or download an application from an unsafe source, especially after you jailbreak your device.
It will take control of your mobile phone rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It will not allow you to change your phone settings or open Apple Store to download antivirus program.
It will not let you close Safari or Chrome except for inputting the demand Greendot Moneypak code.
1. “Fake Department of Justice” scam can attack smartphones running with Android or Mac OS X system.
2. Don’t pay for anything or provide your personal information to this hoax, it won’t help lock out of the fake DOJ virus warning but just waste your money.
3. Currently no app is able to detect or remove this malware, even for preventing the virus from attacking the mobile device again.
Department of Justice virus acts like a hijacker when it is running on Apple system that can block user’s Internet access and prevent them from going online properly. Unfortunately no apps can delete this malware so far and the virus won’t go away unless you have removed all its components step by step. Even in some cases it may disappear itself for a while to let you get Internet access back, however your device is still unsafe. To completely get DOJ Virus warning off iPhone or iPad, you can contact YooCare techs for further help.
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Published by & last updated on September 11, 2015 4:05 am