Maybe you have meet with the “An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service” on your Iphone or Ipad.
It is embarrassing to talk about this. But I don’t have a choice cause I have no idea how to deal with it. I was watching some kind of porn with my Iphone 5, suddenly the ab garda warning show up. It says the device is locked and asks 100€ to unlock the device within 24 hours. If I don’t pay, it says data like photos, videos etc. will be damaged and I will be put to justice for accessing banned content like child porn, pirated things and so on. Is it real accusation? If I pay via Ukash, will the problem be fixed? This is scaring and I am really worry about it. Is it possibly something like scam virus? Oh! Please help me with it. Thanks a lot!
Ipad has the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service thing. It is horrible and annoying. Although it accuses me of having illegal activity online like watching porn thing and requires to pay ￡100. If not, police will come to arrest me. It is ridiculous and I don’t believe it because I am pretty sure I have done nothing wrong. It may just be scamming my money. Anyway, the device is being blocked, i don’t know how to unlock it. I need your assistance. Would you please give me a hand? Really appreciated!
It has been confirmed that the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service thing is actually a piece of ransomware programmed by cyber criminals to target various devices of Ireland users including Iphone, Ipad, computers and android phones or tablets to cheat money of its victims. Such a kind of typical ransomware usually disguises itself as a law enforcement agency, the police department for example, to accuse the victims of violating relevant law of the nation due to implementing illegal activities online like watching child pornography, visiting banned websites and storing/distributing/viewing pirated resources etc. Accordingly, it will then threaten and demand a nonexistent fine paid via irreversible payment methods such as Paysafecard, Ukash etc. within a designated period of time to settle the issue. If not, the victims will be prosecuted and put to justice according to the law. In this case, the ransomware pretends to be the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service by stealing and presenting the name and logo of the department on the warning page where is visible and prominent. There are many variants of this ransomware circulating in Ireland. Different variants demand different amount of fine, usually ranging from 100 to 500 euros or pounds. The prison sentence victims may face is also different but very similar.
Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 100 pounds and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited ponographic contents: Child porno photos and such were found on your device. Thus, you are violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of the Ireland. The Code states a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
According to reports, some victims become so panic and frightened as to end up hurrying to pay the unreal fine when they find the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service alert on their Iphone/Ipad. As a matter of fact, they don’t have to make the payment and they shouldn’t have paid the cyber criminals as the ransomware requires since the whole warning is completely a nasty scam. All the purpose of it is to cheat money from its victims. Therefore, you should pay any amount of fine for it whenever you have the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service alert on you Iphone/Ipad. Instead, you should stay calm all the time and turn to an expert in this field to help properly handle the problem as soon as possible.
Screenshot of Some Variants of the Ransomware
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 the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service 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 Ukash, Paysafecard or Paypal code.
1. The An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service ransomware 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 An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service 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.
The An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service alert is undoubtedly a piece of ransomware developed by hackers to target Ireland users of various devices like Iphone/Ipad. Many Iphones and Ipads have found infected with this scam virus. The virus is well plotted to steal money from its victims. When you come across this fake alert, there is no need for you to become so scared and panic as to ridiculously rush to pay the unreal fine as the virus demands because the fake warning is in fact a nasty scam or trap set up by cyber criminals to make illegal money on the Internet. By now, no antivirus program has been found effective and efficient to get rid of this annoying alert. And luckily, it has been proved that manual removal performed by an expert in the area can help fast and completely delete the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service warning from your device. To completely get this off iPhone or iPad, you can contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 10, 2017 6:06 pm