The FBI Moneypak virus (FBI virus, Citadel Reveton) is ransomware disguised as the FBI that uses Trojans to lock computer systems. The FBI virus alleges the computer has been involved in illegal activity (cyber crime) by the FBI (downloaded or distributed copyrighted material or viewed child pornography, etc.) and demands a penalty fine of $100 or $200 to be paid in order to unlock the computer system within the allotted time of 72 hours by use of Moneypak cards. Green Dot Moneypak cards are the prepaid credit cards you can purchase at Walmart or Walgreens type stores (Moneypak card image). The FBI Moneypak ransomware virus also states on the fake FBI screen that you (the computer owner) may see jail time if a fine is not paid in time. Please take note that this is malware and the claims made by this virus on the fake FBI page are not real, your are not in trouble with the FBI. Paying the fine using Ukash vouchers and Moneypak cards will not fix this malware. Using an activation number to remove the FBI virus will lead to further intrusions.
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