TIPS & ADVICE To Prevent Police Ransomware Infecting Your Computer
If a message claiming to be from a law enforcement agency pops up on your computer screen and accuses you of having visited illegal websites, then you have been infected with “Police Ransomware”. This is malicious software that can lock your computer and also encrypt its data and files, demanding that you pay a fine to get them unlocked/decrypted.
This type of malware can not only infect computers but also Android smartphones and tablets.
This type of ransom demand would never be issued by a law enforcement agency. It is a scam designed to generate huge profits for organised criminal groups. To prevent and minimise the effects of Ransomware, Europols European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) advises you to take the following measures: