FBI Ransomware Now Infects Apple's Mac OS X

Ransomware infections from the Ukash Virus group, such as FBI MoneyPak Virus, have been terrorizing Windows users all over the world for significant period of time now. All the while Mac users could feel safe and secure, because FBI Ransomware Virus did not seem to be able to affect Mac OSX Safari. However, the latest developments show that even Mac users cannot be safe anymore – they need to figure out how to remove FBI Ransomware Virus from their browser as well. This article discusses the symptoms of the infection, its possible consequences and how to restore full access to the Safari web browser.

How does FBI Ransomware Virus manifest itself?

Usually ransomware infections block desktop access for Windows users, but for the Mac users, they will find their Safari browser blocked by this infection. It implies that with this infection onboard users are not able to access any website via Safari. Whenever users would open their browser, they would be greeted by a notification that claims you have been involved in criminal activity and so your browser has been blocked. Check out excerpts from the message displayed by FBI Ransomware Virus:


Your browser has been blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below.

You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.

Just like most of the ransomware infections, it claims that users have to pay 300 USD in order to unlock the browser and continue using it properly. Naturally, by using 150 frames on a website displaying the notification via JavaScript code, FBI Ransomware Virus also mentions that criminal case procedures will be initiated against the user in case he/she does fails to pay the fine.test

Why is FBI Ransomware Virus believable?

The main reason why FBI Ransomware Virus can look believable is because it makes use of the FBI symbols. Also, the URL used by the infection is fbi.gov.id657546456-3999456674.k8381.com, and as a result, a significant number of users end up believing that their web browser is really being blocked by the FBI. Nevertheless, Mac users need to understand that their browsers will not go back to normal no matter how many times they transfer the “fine” payment to the cyber criminals behind this infection.

How to remove FBI Ransomware Virus?

It is possible to remove FBI Ransomware Virus and to restore your Internet access by resetting Safari. Follow the instructions below to reset your browser and get rid of this cunning infiltration.

How to reset Safari

  1. Click Safari at the top left corner of your screen (left to File).
  2. Choose Reset Safari.
  3. Select all the options on a new Reset Safari menu.
  4. Press Reset.

Mac users are also advised to take security measures corresponding to possible threats that awaits them on the Internet.

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