I recently got the Mandiant USA Cyber Security pop up on my iPhone 6 when I opened a bad email attachment. It locked me out of Safari and blamed me for basically viewing illegal or illicit material. It is saying I have to pay 500$ through Paypal that can be purchased at a store, or my phone data and Apple ID will be deleted. I can’t even use my safari. It seems like a scam but I have no idea how to fix it. Do you know how to take off that fake police warning on the iphone?
If you have ever been infected with Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus, you will definitely know how serious this malware is. The virus was released in 2013 and it locked down one’s computer until they paid a ransom. Millions of computer users were fallen into this scam and lost their money but those greedy cyber criminals didn’t stop their illegal activities. Instead they still keep updating the virus and seeking as many ways as possible to trick unwary people into paying the ransom and stealing their money. Now Mandiant USA Cyber Security malware can be installed on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone& iPod) too, that is to say, the malware has the ability to attack all iOS, not just Windows operating system or Android. Generally speaking, this malware can get into Apple devices by clicking malicious pop-up ads or visiting high-risk websites, even by opening attachments from spam emails. Once installed, it displays a full page that illegitimately disguises as the Mandiant USA Cyber Security to block user’s Internet access. The blocked page alleges that your phone or ipad has been blocked due to the reason that you have been violating Copyright and related laws, viewing or distributing prohibited pornography and others similar crimes. And then you will be informed that the only way to unblock your browser and avoid the jail is to pay the fine of $500 dollars via Paypal or Moneypak. The fake message also says if a fine is not paid within 24 hours, your Apple ID and all the stuffs on the phone will be erased, and criminal case will be opened against you. When the message comes up, you will not be able to get online because it locks your Safari browser and will not allow you to exit out the page by clicking on X or Cancel. Even you restart iphone/ipad, it pops up right away when it is back on.
“I have an iPhone. This morning I accidentally went to an inappropriate website and all of a sudden a message popped up saying that I had to pay 500$ within 24 hours or I would be persecuted for violating some rights or whatever and charged as a criminal. I have no clue what’s going on. The message claims to be from Mandiant USA Cyber Security and it won’t go away even if I restarted the phone a million times. I can’t surf the web on Safari because of this pop up. Is the message real? I don t know if i’m actually being charged or it is a scam. I am so scared. It had my location, IP address and everything. Can anyone help me removing it?”
Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus alert is a scam that should never be trusted. Governmental authorities, such as FBI, ICSPA, DOJ and many others will NEVER lock people out of their devices and ask money like this way. This cyber criminal behind this scam utilizes the name of Mandiant USA Cyber Security in order to scare innocent iphone or iPad users and mislead them into paying a ransom. To further panic the victims, they gives an ultimatum for users to pay a fine and stay out of jail; usually it is 24 hours or 48 hours. It also lists many bad consequences if a fine is not paid in time such as your Apple ID will be locked or erased, your iPhone/iPad can be totally blocked, you will be sent to jail and many others. Please forget what it says because these things it mentioned will never happen. Police will not come to your house and you won’t go jail even though you don’t pay $500 fine so do not pay any money or provide personal information on this hoax. The only problem you will get is the Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus can ruin your phone. It is suggested users manually remove the virus as quickly as possible.
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 Mandiant USA Cyber Security 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. You will be easily get infected by this virus 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. “Mandiant USA Cyber Security” 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 cyber police virus warning but just waste your money.
3. Currently antivirus app is not able to detect or remove this malware, and there is not an app can prevent the virus from attacking the mobile device again.
Mandiant USA Cyber Security 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 anti-malware 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, but your device is still unsafe. It is still a threat for your privacy. To completely get this off iPhone or iPad, you can contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on March 23, 2016 2:39 am