It is sometimes hard to tell a part of a legitimate notification sent by law enforcement authority and a hoax that simply tries to swindle you out of your money. International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus comes with a logo of ICSPA (International Cyber Security Protection Alliance) and thus it might seem as though the notification delivered by this infection has solid grounds, but that is only an illusion. International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus is a ransomware infection, and it locks down your computer in order to make you think that you have committed serious offense. However, this computer threat has no ties with International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, as this organization does not have a jurisdiction that would allow it to block your desktop access.
Not to mention that the offenses cited in the notification are absolutely fake. Depending on where you are, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus can present its message in a range of localized languages, although the content of the message remains the same - pay up, or go to jail. Therefore, based on your location, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus can also be known as Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus, United Kingdom Police Virus, FBI Cybercrime Division virus and many others. All these ransomware infections are distributed by Urausy trojan and they belong to Ukash Virus group. The name of the group comes from Ukash alternative payment system that these ransomware programs use to collect the money.
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus urge you to pay the fine as soon as possible, citing possible imprisonment and loss of data. Here's an extract of the British version of malware notification:
ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!
The amount of fine is £100. You can pay a fine Ukash or PaySafeCard.
Ukash and PaySafeCard are not related to this infection. Cyber criminals make use of these payment systems because of their simplicity. However, even if you do pay the ransom, your computer will remain blocked and you will simply lose your money. Follow instructions below to unblock your desktop and proceed with malware removal:
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