You have downloaded Child Porn and Your computer is locked!

Bobobie

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How did they know?

For the first time in a shitload of years I was hit by a Trojan. So much for Microsoft Security Essentials being "Good Enough" Back to using Avast! again. I couldn't do anything, just a screen with a DOJ emblem, some legal crap and instructions on how to enter my credit card info to pay the fine. Supposedly, I only had 65 days or I'd be prosecuted. Luckily, I had a second limited user account that didn't seem to be effected. Removal instructions was system restore. I rolled it back a few days and that did the trick.
 

lajikal

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Government childporn moneyracket. Get your free kiddie-porn here folks! Get your free porn! Step right up! Slam! Gotcha.
 
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How did they know?
Countless hours spent in the Jailbait thread?

That is a nice take on a phishing scam though, seems like it would be more effective than the "you have a trojan buy this remove tool to fix it".
 

Bobobie

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I was actually was browsing a Porn site at the time. I really have to stay off Cliti.com, but Download Helper shut down it's adult search engine so there really isn't a safe option anymore.
 

stellarcomics

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Dammit that's funny! It should blare a siren and play Norton's old ring tone:

:)
 

Norm Stansfield

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Countless hours spent in the Jailbait thread?

That is a nice take on a phishing scam though, seems like it would be more effective than the "you have a trojan buy this remove tool to fix it".
It's called ransomware. The original, years ago, went with animal porn. Unsurprisingly, the dough wasn't rolling in. But then the Russians made it big with a version which asked for a fine for copyright infringement.

Guess now someone made a kiddie porn one too. Doubt it's gonna work as well.
 

Atomic Fireball

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Occam's Razor suggests that you indeed downloaded child porn, the DOJ locked your computer, and therefore you should now use your credit card to pay the fine.
 

whiskeyguy

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Wait, so are they open about completely holding you hostage, or are they trying to pass themselves off as law enforcement, and the fine is your penalty for downloading child pornography? And if the second option, who is stupid enough to believe that our government would make it easier to take care of a child pornography charge than a speeding ticket?
 

Buster H

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Wait, so are they open about completely holding you hostage, or are they trying to pass themselves off as law enforcement, and the fine is your penalty for downloading child pornography? And if the second option, who is stupid enough to believe that our government would make it easier to take care of a child pornography charge than a speeding ticket?
They are trying to make you think they are law enforcement.

Who would be stupid enough to fall for it? I don't know, but if it weren't getting them $$, it wouldn't be happening. They are obviously getting some rubes to pay up.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidwi...-the-insidious-fbi-moneypak-ransomware-virus/
 

Mags

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I was actually was browsing a Porn site at the time. I really have to stay off Cliti.com, but Download Helper shut down it's adult search engine so there really isn't a safe option anymore.
Cliti sucks. It just shuttles you to disreputable sites. Trust the Pornhub Network ;)
Never had a problem.
 

BIV

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MS Security Essentials caught viruses that Avast had let through for me...
MS SE is really quite good. With all the shit that MS gives us, it's surprising how good that program is.
 

Mommadeez4u

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How did they know?

For the first time in a shitload of years I was hit by a Trojan. So much for Microsoft Security Essentials being "Good Enough" Back to using Avast! again. I couldn't do anything, just a screen with a DOJ emblem, some legal crap and instructions on how to enter my credit card info to pay the fine. Supposedly, I only had 65 days or I'd be prosecuted. Luckily, I had a second limited user account that didn't seem to be effected. Removal instructions was system restore. I rolled it back a few days and that did the trick.
Google 'Reviton Ransomeware', there's all kind of versions going around. It's not a Trojan, if you visit a webpage which has been compromised they can inject this into your pc.
 

Georgie

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Man Turns Himself In for Child Porn After Computer Virus Tells Him To
A Virginia man who was apparently using his computer to solicit obscene photos from children turned himself in to police unexpectedly after he received an "FBI Warning message" that turned out to be a virus.

Police in Prince William County say Jay Matthew Riley, 21, was even kind enough to bring his computer with him to the police station so officers could search it for illegal content.

Investigators ultimately uncovered several photos of underage girls, and at least one correspondence with a 13-year-old from Minnesota.

Riley walked into the station on July 23rd, claiming he had received an electronic notice telling him to pay a fine or risk criminal investigation by the FBI.

The Woodbridge resident asked officers if he had outstanding warrants on file for child pornography.

He didn't, but by the end of the day Riley was charged with three counts of child porn possession, and one count each of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children and indecent liberties with a minor.

Officers later determined that the message on Riley's computer wasn't authentic: It was generated by a virus.

Riley is currently being held without bond; his court date has yet to be released.

UPDATE: It seems Riley was taken in by a year-old scam known as Ransomware. Here's the FBI's intel on the virus. (Thanks Carlton!)