Cyber scam plays on fears online

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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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Cyber scam plays on fears online


www.kfvs12.com

I have received approximately 5 calls from people in this area who have been affected by this Reveton drive-by malware," Detective Scott Phelps, Southeast Crime Task Force, said.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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Thought I'd post this in Breaking Alt News...cause it was just reported on via my local news...

seems that people round here are gettin had!

Apparently they're getting a page that tells them to pay somebody something...

Maybe this is old...didn't find anything recent with the search other than the below linked thread...

I also, as of this posting, cannot find any recent articles....

www.kfvs12.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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It's a common tactic of nag-ware, and some malware varieties to flash an overly conspicuous alert on-screen claiming you're infected with something and MUST purchase Software Package X to ensure the safety of your computer, where Software Package X is just a means by which to get your credit card info as well as possibly installing even more icky software.

Some antivirus packages that come well recommended if interested in looking are Kaspersky, Sophos, and for free solutions there's Avast! and AVG.

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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by edaced4
 


It's a common tactic of nag-ware, and some malware varieties to flash an overly conspicuous alert on-screen claiming you're infected with something and MUST purchase Software Package X to ensure the safety of your computer, where Software Package X is just a means by which to get your credit card info as well as possibly installing even more icky software.

Some antivirus packages that come well recommended if interested in looking are Kaspersky, Sophos, and for free solutions there's Avast! and AVG.

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hehehehe...too familiar with the nag-ware...my ISP does it when Im late with the bill...
I used to use AVG...till it got too intrusive. Now I use Avast!



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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Anyone who pays a stranger just because they are told to do so without researching the source deserves to be a victim IMO.

It's the same as what is happening in the US. Be afraid without knowing why and because you are told to be afraid.

Peace



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by jude11
Anyone who pays a stranger just because they are told to do so without researching the source deserves to be a victim IMO.

It's the same as what is happening in the US. Be afraid without knowing why and because you are told to be afraid.

Peace


But, the thing is, seems that you can get this malware from "anywhere" per the video...People who might get (and be intimidated by) this could be older not computer savvy people, or young kids...

just sayin...



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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I got a cracker for ya, this one time at band camp, i boot my pc in the morning and am presented with "This machine has been accessing child pronopgraphy, bestiality and anti-gov terrorist chat rooms". I look at porn on the pc but i must stress nothing like the above! Anyway i di-gress, so im craping a brick as i cannot go online without being taken straight to the page, my girlfriend of 10 years is due home any min and my pc is implying ive been dling kiddie porn! Then i notice "To remove this message please pay 100 Euros to such n such place". I live in the UK so the Euro thing is a dead give away. I Shat a brick that morning i can tell ya!

Simple system restore+reg editor fixed the nasty malware problem i might add. LoL LoL LoL
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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I find it strange people would call the cops over some obnoxious malware.

But then people call 911 when their pizza is late or they didn't like the sandwich they just bought so par for the course I guess.


 
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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"I find it strange people would call the cops over some obnoxious malware."

Mate when i got that childporn malware it was saying it was the police who wanted the money, even region specific eg Strathclyde Police Force mentioned by name! Only give away was they wanted paid in Euros. So yes i can see why people would contact the Police.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 07:57 AM
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In that case wouldnt you call some other cops to report the cops who appear to be extorting you?



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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"In that case wouldnt you call some other cops to report the cops who appear to be extorting you?"

No because the Malware was only claiming to be the police, not actually the police. I see what you mean though.

Im just wondering how many dafty's actually have called the Police and said "Excuse me, You lot are saying i have been upto dodgy stuff on my PC and i wasn't, honest!" and how many other poor halfwits there are out there that are in no way tech savy that have came up with the 100 Euro's rather than face the shame of having to take there pc to be repaired with this type of Malware on it. What was it called again "Strathclyde/Metropolitan Police Ukash Malware"
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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www.surfright.nl...

has a free trial, only gets used when you open it



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by edaced4
 


It's a common tactic of nag-ware, and some malware varieties to flash an overly conspicuous alert on-screen claiming you're infected with something and MUST purchase Software Package X to ensure the safety of your computer, where Software Package X is just a means by which to get your credit card info as well as possibly installing even more icky software.

Some antivirus packages that come well recommended if interested in looking are Kaspersky, Sophos, and for free solutions there's Avast! and AVG.

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Yup, yup, yup. It happens everyday, all the time. People fall for it all the time too.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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I got one of these viruses two days ago. The "website" that pops up has the FBI logo here in the states. It states you have violated federal law by either downloading copyrighted material or visited kiddy porn or beastiality sites. It instructs you to go buy a card of some sort from several differnet retailers and submit it to them via mail. You have 72 hours to respond or have a criminal case filed against you. It is a very convincing virus. Oh it also turns on your webcam if you have one. I checked the FBI website on another computer and the have the scam listed on the front page. Apparently a lot of people have been taken by this one.





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