Ransomware is not new and the face of ransomware refreshes frequently and these days another ransomware has been detected as the Anonymous virus that forcibly invades the computer to compel the victim users pay the ransom to unlock the computer, otherwise the files saved and even the computer keyboard would be damaged.
Is that real or not? If you learn about the ransomware, the question would be easy and the answer would be definitely the NO.
What is the Anonymous Virus (Anonymous malware/ransomware)?
The Anonymous virus, also referred to as the We Are Anonymous virus, is identified as ransomware that cyber criminals use to lock computer systems in name of the Anonymous hacker collective in order to persuade the computer user into paying a ransom of €100 within 24 hours to unlock the computer via the Ukash payment system. If the Anonymous virus has infected a computer in another continent outside of Europe, e.g. the United States, the ransom currency would indicate $ 100, in some cases $ 250. Other payment systems include Moneypak cards which similar ransomware known as the FBI virus is notorious for.
If the Anonymous Ukash screen has popped up on your computer, you are infected with severe malware known as ransomware. The hacker group Anonymous did not hack your computer. Ransomware uses ransom lock Trojans to infect a computer system and alter settings to accommodate the infection. In some cases the Anonymous Ukash virus, alongsideTrojans may cause legitimate Antivirus software to malfunction.It is strongly suggested to use the steps provided in this article to remove the Anonymous virus from your computer to protect your computer’s functionality and personal information.
Anonymous Virus Screenshot
Screenshots of the virus may appear differently based on location and whom distributed the malware. Even if your screenshot of the virus appears differently, the removal steps are still identical.
The Anonymous virus displays a country flag based on the infected computer’s IP address location, which is also displayed next to the flag’s image at the top of the Anonymous virus screen. The message on the Anonymous virus screen is detailed below in its entirety.
"KNOWLEDGe IS TREE.
WE ARe aNONYMOUS.
WE ARE A LeGION.
WE DO NOT FORGIVe.
WE DO NOT FORGeT.
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers Group and locked for the moment. All files have been encrypted. You need to pay a ransom of £100 within 24 hours to restore the computer back to normal. If the ransom is not paid on time all the contents of your computer will be deleted and all your personal information such as your name, address, D.O.B., etc. will be published online, after this has been done the process, ram and motherboard will be fried.
Any attempts to remove this virus will result in the consequences mentioned..
How do I unlock computer computer using Ukash?
1. Find a retail location near you.
2. Look for a Ukash in the prepaid section. Take it to the cashier and load it with cash.
3. To pay fine, enter the digits as read by your Ukash in the payment form and press Submit.
When you pay the ransom, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 3 hours."
Anonymous Virus (Ransomware) Dangers And Threats
Alike most, if not all ransomware, the Anonymous virus uses Trojans as stated before to allow the infection to function on the system properly. Trojans in general are capable of remotely controlling a complete computer system as if they are behind the infected computer’s keyboard and mouse themselves. Having said this, it’s important to understand the vulnerabilities facing Trojans and malware concerning credit theft, extortion, identity theft, and overall computer malfunctions such as a complete loss of functionality.
Ransomware such as the Anonymous virus can use keyloggers to gather personal information such as passwords to bank, email, and social media accounts.
All Ransomware as of now:
[/b] FBI moneypak virus, PCeU virus (aka Metropolitan Police Ukash virus), Malex ransomware, Citadel Reventon Malware, United States Cyber Security virus, Your computer is locked for violating the Law of Great Britain virus, DOJ virus, File Encryption Virus, SGAE virus, An Garda Síochána. Ireland’s National Police Service virus, ISCA 2012 virus, Automated Information Control System virus, ACCDFISA Protection Program ransomware, Celas ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloque! Gendarmerie Ukash virus, FBI Ultimate Game Card virus, Canadian Police Association Virus, Urausy virus/ransomware, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Virus, Bundesamt fur Polizei Virus, Canadian Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, GEMA: Your computer has been locked virus, All Activity on This Computer Has Been Recorded-Fake FBI Warning infection, Den Syenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Ransomware, Bundes Polizei Ukash virus, Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus, Anonymous virus, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) virus, Federal Computer Crime Unit Virus, IRMA (BSA) virus, Northern Constabulary E-Crime Unit Virus, Federal Department of Justice Virus, EUROPOL European Law Enforcement Agency Ransomeware, Austria Police Ukash Virus, Sacem Police National Ransomware, Luxembourg Police Cybercriminalite Department Scam, Norsk Politi Institutt for Cybercrime Scam, Politie Eenheid Voor De Bestruding Cybercrime Scam, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Virus, Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System virus, Windows Antipiracy Ukash Virus