Hi, I was on safari for my iPhone and then suddenly I got a message from HTTP://POLICE.UK/ saying I was blocked for viewing child pornography contents and violating copyright and related right laws. It asked me to pay £100 or else my apple ID, photos, videos etc will be deleted and i will be subject to prosecution. I am freaking out. Is this true? The warning had my IP address, location and even my contacts information. It says if the fine is not paid in 2 days, it would contact all of my contacts in the address book about the situation and start an investigation immediately. What do I do? Any help with this?
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 HTTP://POLICE.UK/ 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 block your Internet access once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legitimate warning to lock you out of Safari or Chrome browser.
It will not let you exit the blocked page even you have restarted the device a million times.
It can block all types of antivirus apps.
Since viruses are quite inevitable, there are some tips you can avoid being fallen into HTTP://POLICE.UK/ Warning Scam in the future:
1. Be careful of downloading applications in the internet because many of them are just cloned applications. Visit legitimate app stores like Apple Store because it filters out the reliable application from what’s not reliable. Most viruses are from gaming and anti-virus applications which are forged. Before downloading an application, try to read some customer reviews so that you will be assured that it is truly a trusted app. Stick with apps from App Store and don’t jailbreak your device and install apps from third-parties.
2. Be cautious at opening attachments thru MMS, SMS messages and e-mails because you might open an unknown attachment from unknown sender. Never open any attachments which are suspicious to you.
3. Don’t open your Bluetooth connection when not in need. It would be easy for the virus to go inside the phone’s application and destroy the phone’s performance.
4. Read the permissions. Every app you install has to declare its permissions, meaning the app lists what it will have access to on your phone. Don’t just click OK without reading what the app will do.
Published by & last updated on July 21, 2016 8:51 am