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Remove data://(null) virus ransomware from safari on iPad/iPhone

I have an iPhone 6. Earlier today I accidentally clicked on an inappropriate website on my iPhone and then I’ve got a ukash phishing message titled with data://(null) in my safari browser which blocked my Internet access. It said “ATTENTION! Your mobile device has been blocked up for safety reasons. AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING IN PROGRESS. Amount of fine is 250$. You can settle the fine with PayPal My Cash Cards. TYPE YOUR CODE (250$ PayPal My Cash Card) AND PRESS ‘OK'” If I clicked Cancel, I got a long list of places where I can use PayPal. If I clicked OK on that, it just keeps repeating the same screen. Rebooting does not cure the problem but I am still able to use other apps. The data://(null) message also said that if I don’t pay for the fine it will block my Apple ID and my phone in 24 hours. I am really scared because I don’t know if this pop-up is real or just a virus. Is this a common thing? How to safely remove this virus?

What is data://(null) virus on iPad/iPhone?

According to news reports and complaints on Apple Support forums, owners of iPhones and iPads are having their Safari or Chrome locked by a data://(null) virus message. The hacks appear to affect mainly iPhone and iPad users in Australia, UK and Canada, though there are reports of similar incidents in the US and other European countries. Data://(null) message is considered to be a part of Ransomware that is similar to Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Ukash virus in Canada, Australian Federal Police Ukash virus in Australia, and FBI virus in United States. This scam has been running for a number of months and certainly isn’t new. However, the attack is still going on because the scammers are trying to get as much money as possible from the innocent users.
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Unlock Samsung Tablet From FBI Prism Virus

I have a FBI Prism Virus on my Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1. Earlier today I was sent a link and clicked on it without knowing what it was. Then it popped up that virus thing and it locked my tablet asking me to pay 300 dollars, but i did nothing wrong, i need help to remove this from my samsung tablet. It says that all my activity was recorded and all my files are encrypted. It also said something about illegal copyright laws and child porn thing. It says I have to pay a 300$ fine within 48 hours or I will have criminal charges placed on me and all my illegal activities will be sent to my contacts. It looks pretty real, it has the FBI logo and it knows my IP and city. Again, it’s telling me to buy a moneypak card, put 300 bucks on it and pay it as a release fine. Should I be scared? I’ve heard of FBI scams but this one looks different. It didn’t happen on a computer or a phone, it’s on an android tablet. I’ve never illegally sold any copyrighted items or distribute child porn so none of those reasons they gave me should really be directed at me. Do you think it’s a scam? I’d appreciate some help on what to do.

FBI Prism Virus Blocked Your Android Tablet? – How to Remove it?

FBI Prism Virus is a notorious malware that has been around for a while now. Currently this malware has made it’s way from a computer to an Android phone, even it can be landed on an Android Tablet without user’s approval. There are different types of ransomware such as DOJ virus, NSA virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus, PCeU Virus etc designed to attack users from different locations. However, all of them will prevent you from using your device normally, and they will all ask you to pay a ransom before you can use your device. Like other similar ransomware, FBI Prism Virus is famous for scaring users into believing they have been accused of watching illegal content online. Once it infects a tablet, it will either block the Internet access or lock up the whole screen using a big fake warning supposedly from FBI titled with “Attention! Your device has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below.” Subsequently, it accuses the victim of breaking copyright laws and looking at prohibited pornographic content (child porn, zoophillia). However, these claims are false. It is a scare tactic designed by cyber criminals to make you pay $300 or even more in order to release your device. Don’t spend a penny on this hoax because no one can guarantee if the infected devices can really be unblocked after the ransom is transferred and whether your information could be leaked out. FBI Prism Virus is mobile malware that should be removed manually.
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Greendot Moneypak Virus Scam Removal on Android Phone

My android was infected with the Homeland Security/FBI green dot moneypak scam. At first I got really freaked out because it said I was I blocked for possession of child pornography, zoophilia, and rape footage. It had Obama in the upper right hand corner and he’s pointing at me. Also it displayed my IP address and City there. I tried to exit the page, but it didn’t allow me to do that so I just powered off the phone. After a few minutes when I turned it on I can see my app icons for about 10 seconds and then the message came up again!!! It asked me to pay $500 USD via Greendot Moneypak prepaid card to get my phone unlocked. I don’t have that kind of money. I searched online and found many people had the same problem. So is this a virus or a message really from the government? How do I fix the problem without paying the fine?

$500 Greendot Moneypak Virus Scam on Android Device:

Lookout, fraudsters have been attempting to use Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards to steal hard-earned money from innocent people and you should never be a victim of this scam! 

Greendot Moneypak Virus is associated with the most rampant ransomware called FBI Virus, DOJ Virus, NSA Virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus and Homeland Security virus that can also lock a victim’s device and demand money in exchange for regaining control over the device.  Although Green Dot MoneyPak card is a legitimate payment system that can be purchased at convenience stores like Walmart, 7-11 etc, and it can used in place of a credit card, you should be aware that this is a prepaid card commonly used by a scammer to rip off unwary users. Payment through a prepaid card is hard to withdraw so once you were scammed, it will be difficult for you to get a refund.

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Metropolitan Police Virus Removal on Android Phone

Hi there. My samsung galaxy S5 is not letting me access the internet and asking for £100 in ukash thing. I’ve searched everywhere on the Internet how to unlock this and there are so many metropolitan police viruses on computers but I don’t see any one on a phone. It said my phone has been blocked because I was watching pornographic contents and distributing illegal things. But I have never done anything like that. I just used my phone for watching a video on Youtube and then it locked me out!That is really nonsense. There is also an email address; [email protected] on the page as well as my IP address. Is this a scam? Should I worry about that? And also how do I unlock the phone from Metropolitan Police Virus scam?

Metropolitan Police Virus Hits Android Users – An Overall Description:

Metropolitan Police Virus, as similar as Ukash virusSerious Organised Crime Agency Virus and PCeU virus is an infamous ransomware designed to attack users located in United Kingdom. This is not a newly-released threat; since 2012, the virus has been distributed all over the Internet, and it has been spread from a computer to a phone now. The reason for Metropolitan Police Virus stepped into an Android operating system is due to an increasing number of Android users. Cyber criminals want to scam as many people as possible. This virus blocks Android devices including tablets and smartphones and disconnects the Internet once it is installed. It demands victims to pay a fine of around £100 for allegedly committed a crime browsing banned illegal pornography websites. To further deceive those target users, cyber criminals incorporate a camera recording window within their ransomware. Therefore, on the fake UK Police warning page, you may also see your own picture taken by your front-facing camera as well as your IP address, city and other information. However,  this message is fake; do not pay any fines to unblock your device or you’ll only lose your money and get nothing returned.

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How to Remove Ukash Virus on Android?

Earlier today my phone got a big screen appeared saying I had been looking at child pornography and I have to pay £100 Ukash. I was scared so I turned it off immediately. However, when I turned my phone on, the message popped up right back taking over my phone screen and didn’t go away. It blocked access to my files and applications so I cannot do anything on my phone. I searched online and found that many people had the same problem and this was just a scam. But I am having a hard time removing Ukash Virus from my android because I have no way to access my settings or apps manager to uninstall it. What should I do?

Ukash Virus Starts Attacking Android Device Now:

Ukash Virus is widespread Ransomware that holds its victims’ devices hostage until they pay a ransom. It is a nasty virus discovered in 2013 that pretends to be a warning from the Metropolitan police or other legitimate authorities falsely accusing the victims have violated the laws and then it demands people to pay a fine of £ 100 or more to correct all the violation and unlock their device. This malware has cheated millions of computer users before and right now it starts attacking mobile devices, especially on Android OS which is the world’s most widely used mobile operating system (OS).
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How to Unlock Phone From Cyber Security Virus?

Today while I was using my phone to watch video, a box came up asking me to install an app called Video. It seems like a good application for me so I installed it.  After that my screen flashed and then a mandiant usa cyber security thing popped up that said my phone has been blocked because of child pornography. I don’t even look at porn. I looked online using my laptop and they said it’s a scam. They want me to pay $300 to unlock my phone and I’m not doing that. I can’t use my phone or anything.  I need my phone to call and I cannot afford to lose all the contacts. How do I get this virus removed? 

Cyber Security Virus Blocked Your Android Phone or Tablet? – How to Remove it?

Cyber Security Virus, as known as U.S Cyber Security Virus or Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus, has been categorized as destructive Moneypak Ransomware aiming to attack computer users and Smartphone users in United States. This virus is associated with Trojan Koler that runs high risk for your computer security. Once infected, it locks your phone down as the way it does on a computer, and then it will display a huge alert pretending to be from Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security, FBI, Department of Justice or other similar authorities and saying that your phone has been blocked up for safety reason. It won’t let you do anything on your phone until you pay a ransom of $300 through MoneyPak. To make itself looks authentic, it also displays your IP address, city and several official seals on the top, along with the picture of Obama who is pointing you and accusing you. In reality this pop-up message is not real and has nothing to do with the police or cyber security agency. It only wants to mislead those inexperienced users into spending money on the non-existent fine. The amount of the fine can vary from $100 to $500 in the form of  Moneypak or Moneygram thing. The malware also requires you need to pay it within 24 hours or 48 hours, or it will encrypt or erase all your files on the phone and even tells all your contacts about your illegal activities. However, you shouldn’t do anything about this because it is just a fake warning designed to rip you off. Instead of believing this deceitful warning, remove Cyber Security virus without hesitation!

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Remove FBI Department of Defense Virus on Android Phone

Hi there. My phone has been blocked up by FBI Department of Defense Virus and I am looking for ways to get rid of it. It happened when I downloaded an adobe flash player. I thought it was an update for my android but it turns out it was a virus. This app locked and encrypted my device now so I cannot access anything in it. It asks me to pay a fine within 48 hours or it will erase everything in my phone and even send something to my contacts to let my relatives know my violation. Is it true? I cannot use my phone at all. I can hold the power button down and that will power off my phone. After it turns back on I have about 20 seconds before the malware pops back up. I tried removing it through my settings, but I cant. I have no clue what to do, but I really need to access my device because I have a lot of photos and contacts that are very important. Please help!!!

FBI Department of Defense Virus Blocks Your Phone/Tablet – How to Fix It?

Android is the world’s most widely used mobile operating system (OS) and continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture. Therefore it is not surprising if your android phone or tablet was attacked by malware like FBI Department of Defense Virus. This virus is not something new, it was discovered in 2013, targeting on Windows and Mac computers. Now it works on Android devices, in the same way as it does on computers by locking up one’s device until he pays the ransom. This fake FBI thing is known as a Trojan Koler malware designed by cyber criminals, but not sent from any law enforcement agencies like FBI Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. So you don’t need to worry about that even though a message like this: “ATTENTION! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons” has taken over your phone screen. This is just a scam with an aim to steal your money. Let’s see how this malware works.

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How to Remove Cyber Crime Virus on Mobile Devices?

Last night when I was watching video on Youtube, I got this Cyber Crime Virus blocked my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. It said my phone has been involved in illegal activities and I need to pay $300 to unlock it. It took a picture of me and said if I don’t pay the fine within 48 hours, I will get arrest and it may send something to my contacts too. On the top it also said Mandiant USA Cyber Security, FBI Department of Defense or other departments like this. So is it a scam or legitimate thing? How to unlock my android phone?

Cyber Crime Virus Blocked Your Android Phone or Tablet? – How to Remove it?

Cyber Crime Virus is defined as a new mobile threat that has been attacked thousands of android users as similar as the infamous DOJ Virus and ICE Virus. It performs the same tricks like Ransomware that can block unwary users from accessing their mobile phones or tablets until they pay for a certain amount of ransom. Those bad guys who design this virus only have a single purpose which is to steal as much money as possible from unsuspecting users. Getting Ransomware on a phone or tablet is definitely a pain for users. This virus is extremely difficult to remove, and even paying the ransom cannot guarantee that the device will be restored as usual. Therefore, if your phone has been blocked by Cyber Crime virus, don’t rush to pay for a fine. Instead, manual removal is the best solution that can help you unlock your device immediately.
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PCeU Virus Removal On Android Phone (Samsung, LG, HTC)

PCeU Virus Locks Thousands of Android Devices In United Kingdom Now!

Currently PCeU virus has successfully impacted thousands of Android users located in the UK and other European countries, attempting to extort a fee to unlock devices. This is not a new virus because we have seen PCeU Virus landed on Windows computers and Mac computer since 2012. However, this malicious ransomware keeps spreading and it has come to Android devices and attacked many innocent smartphone users. While it is working on an android, it can completely lock down your phone or tablet and seize control of your device without your consent, then it asks the victims to pay £100 in order to get access to their locked devices. Apparently, PCeU Virus is a scam and has nothing to do with any legitimate authorities that should be removed without a doubt.

If PCeU virus attacks your android device, you’ll get the same experience like the following victims:

“Last night I had the PCeU virus that told me that my phone has been blocked up for safety reason. It accused me of breaking copyright laws and looking at prohibited pornographic content (child porn, zoophillia). It said since its my first time I can get let off if I pay £100 in the next 48 hours through UKash and Paysafecard. I swear I never did anything like it said before, so I realize this can not be real. I spent a whole day searching for a solution to unlock my Samsung S5 phone. I put it in safe mode now. But I cannot uninstall the app which caused the virus. Any suggestion?”
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Remove FBI Cybercrime Division Virus from Android Phone/Tablet

The FBI Virus scam is now spreading like wildfire on the internet. It can attack random computers running with Windows operating system or Mac OS X, and even the android Smartphones or tablets. Is your android phone/tablet locked by a warning entitled “FBI Cybercrime Division”? Does it ask money from you as a penalty (fine) to unlock your phone/tablet? You may feel very nervous and scary because it says it is from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States and certainly you do not want to be put in prison, but is it necessary to pay the fine? Actually this is a scam virus. Here is some information for you to know about this popular online fraud – FBI Cybercrime Division Virus.

An Overall Description about FBI Cybercrime Division Virus on Android Phone/Tablet:

FBI Cybercrime Division Virus is the most popular network fraud nowadays. More and more android device users especially from USA suffer from this infection. The reason why it is so terrible is that it is entitled FBI. In addition, it has a countdown with the duration of 48 hours. If you do not pay within this limited time, according to the warning, the data in your phone/tablet will be recorded and the police will come to knock at your door. When this virus infects an android device, it will pretend as a useful app like Adobe Flash Player or Video program to trick users into installing it. So if you have ever been on a website that required you to install an app first in order to proceed to watch videos, you must be cautious and had better not follow it because it may probably install nasty FBI Cybercrime Division Virus to you. Once installed, your phone screen will be locked up saying that you have violated some laws by downloading or distributing pornographic martial, so your device has been locked until you send them a ransom fine of $300 in the form of MoneyPak payment. Users whose android device is infected by it are usually afraid of being involved in legal issues and have to pay the required fine. If I receive this block message suddenly, I certainly will be frightened. No one is willing to face any law issue of the country. However, it is strongly recommended that you should do some researches online before you pay. And then you will find out that it is just a ransomware which attacks computers originally but now also aims at android phones/tablets. Paying this money does not fix the problem and you will just end up dishing out hundreds of dollars by sending them money.
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