I found my Samsung tablet has been blocked by the Cyber Crime Unit when I woke up in the morning. It says my tablet has been involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. I have to pay $200 to unlock it. Or the police will come to me and I will be thrown into prison for 4 to 5 years. But the true is, nothing like that has happened. I only used it to do homework at school. I have never thought that I would get into trouble with cyber crime unit. Is it possible that it’s just a virus? This warning popped up after I had clicked on a funny video that my friend shared on Facebook. I might get virus from it. I can’t get rid of the notification. I can’t access my tablet at all. Need experts’ help. Thank you in advance.
Cyber Crime Unit Scam stands for a dangerous malware virus. The cyber criminals take advantage of the high technology to write this virus program. From it, they can grab illegal money from others. They make the virus hide in third party program, such as malicious links, attachment spread with spam, unknown free software, and porn websites. Maybe, you would see some unknown but kind of interesting ads pop-ups, and you can’t resist being curious about what it will be and just click on it. Apparently, those programs are normal and safe. However, as soon as you click on and run them, the Cyber Crime Unit scam virus will be given a chance to sneak into your android mobile device. When you run the program which is bundled with virus, this virus is activated. It will install itself on your device and totally control your device. The virus can lock you out of the device and displays a message supposedly from USA Cyber Crime Unit. One of the warning would say, “You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Laws (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article xxx of the Criminal Code of USA. Article xxx of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years. You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article xxx of the Criminal Code of USA. Article xxx of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.”
Once being infected with Cyber Crime Unit scam virus, only this fake warning can be seen on your screen. It will not go away though you try to turn off your device to get rid of it. You will see the warning page once you start your device again. The hackers apply the name of Cyber Crime Unit to make the warning authentic. In this situation, many users would think it’s real and pay for the so-called fine to avoid getting trouble with the authority department. Besides, it seems that it is the only thing that they can do on the device. In other word, clicking on that links to pay for the fake Cyber Crime Unit is the only given option. For users who know little about technology, it really is a piece of horrible news. They have never seen that case which would put them in a panic surely. They totally have no idea how to deal with this case. They would think that paying the fine is their only hope. However, according to our research, the users’ devices are still being locked after paying the fine. In fact, they were paying for the cyber criminals but not the real Cyber Crime Unit. The scammers just grab money from you in the name of Cyber Crime Unit and leave a virus on your device. To prevent being scammed by the criminals, you need to calm down when you see such a sudden warning. You should google around to check the warning message you got is real or not. Do not hurry to make any decision until you figure out what is going on your device. After all, no official department would ask you to pay any fine using pre-paid cards, whereas this nasty scam applies MoneyPak payment or gift card system for this illegal purpose. Proving this Cyber Crime Unit warning is a scam virus will definitely relieve you. After that, what you need to do is to remove Cyber Crime Unit scam virus out of your device as soon as possible.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from This Virus
(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode
(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device—-turn on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly
(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up
(4)You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Step 2: Look for and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
Taking what we talked above into consideration, you should never trust the warning message from the so-called Cyber Crime Unit of this scam. It is just a scam virus launched by the hackers to swindle money out of you. Therefore, don’t ever transfer money to the cyber criminals in vain. You need to get rid of Cyber Crime Unit scam virus from your android device right now. As we know, this virus can install itself on your device. Also, if the Cyber Crime Unit scam virus was given more time after it adjusted itself to your device, it could create a backdoor for the remote hackers. And more malware would be installed for your further sensitive information, like bank account detail, contacts, pictures. No one knows what kind of illegal thing the hackers will do with your information. Hence, do not hesitate. Do not ever let Cyber Crime Unit scam virus ruin your device further more. Just remove this evil virus out of your device immediately when you see this article. From this lesson, to protect your device from the virus, you need to be cautious when clicking on and downloading unknown attachment of a spam and free software. Do not visit the malicious website or good website which has been hacked. You also need to be careful with those funny or sex videos from unknown websites. Commonly, the cyber criminals would rather to choose those videos to be their tool to spread virus on the Internet as it can attract Internet users’ attention effectively. Knowing this point, you will not fall into the criminals’ trap and will get away from virus. If your device has been infected with Cyber Crime Unit scam virus, it is the very right time to get rid of it.
Published by & last updated on March 8, 2016 10:54 am