Even if you live in Hungary and you see a notification from Police Rendőrség on your computer screen, it does not mean that you have been caught red-handed in the middle of illegal cyber activity. The truth is that Police Rendőrség Virus is a computer infection designed to scare users into paying ransom fees. The unfortunate thing is that such tactics do work, and a lot of users end up transferring many via Ukash or PaySafeCard in hopes that their computers will be unlocked and they will be not prosecuted in Hungarian courts. It is especially alarming that Police Rendőrség Virus urges the users to pay the so-called fine during the first 72 hours after infringement, otherwise a criminal case will supposedly be initiated against the user.
However, these threats are not unique to Police Rendőrség Virus. All ransomware infections delivered by Urausy trojan claim that users have been involved in illegal cyber activity, and thus their computers have been locked. This huge group of computer infections that include European Cybercrime Centre, Rikspolisstyrelse Virus, Suomen Poliisi Virus and others, is called Ukash Group. It gets its name from one of the alternative payment systems that the ransomware makes use of for money transfers. Alternative payment systems are simple to use, as they do not require credit card information, and even users who do not have bank accounts can send money to Police Rendőrség Virus if need be. But transferring money to cyber criminals is definitely something you should NOT do.
Here is an example of a message displayed by Police Rendőrség Virus:
FIGYELEM! A szamitogep meg van tiltva legalabb az egyik ok miatt az alabbiak kozul.
On megsertette "A szerzoi es szomszedos jogokrol" szolo torvenyt (video, zene, szoftver) es a jogellenes modon hasznalja vagy terjeszti a szerzoi jog altal vedett tartalmat, ugy megsertve Magyarorszag Bunteto Torvenykonyvenek a 128. cikket.
A birsagokat lehet fizetni csak 72 oran belul a jogsertest meg kovetoen. Amint 72 ora telhet el, a birsag kifizetesenek a lehetosege megszunik, es a bunteto ugyet On ellen inditjak automatikusan a kovetkezo 72 oraban!
A birsag osszege HUF 25.000 (Ft) vagy €100.
Tudja fizetni a birsagot PaySafeCard vagy Ukash.
Even though Police Rendőrség Virus claims that a criminal case will be initiated against you if you do not pay within 72, it is not true. Although you might feel desperate when you cannot access your desktop, because of this infection, pull yourself together and unlock your computer using the instructions below to terminate Police Rendőrség Virus for good.
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