Hi, yes, recently I got a webpage on my iPhone 6s that said “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography”. I have got stuck at this warning alert for several days and I have no ways to get rid of it. It showed me some porno pictures, but I didn’t see these images or watch porno video.  However, it said I was accused by FBI of USA of viewing banned pornography and asked me a $500 fine through OneVanilla card or MyVanilla Prepaid card to unlock my device! it also demands me to send email to [email protected] with OneVanilla card or MyVanilla Prepaid card number.  Is this warning alert real? It states the warning alert is from FBI.gov. I was freaked out to death and very anxious if police would take it to prison. Should I pay that $500 fine?

Safari’s locked by “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Warning – Is it Real?

If your Safari got blocked by “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” warning page and you are asked to pay a fine of $500 through OneVanilla card to unlock your device, your Safari is actually locked by a scam virus. This is a common ransomware used by cyber scammer to target iPhone/iPad users in USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany and other countries to scam money. In fact, this ransomware is not newly released but just updated and changed its face layout. Cyber scammer still utilizes JavaScript to first hijack your internet browser like Safari or Chrome on iPhone/iPad, then install some malicious codes or extensions into Safari browser even iPhone/iPad system, after these steps, it will soon popup such a scaring warning alert telling Your device has been locked for illegal pornography and blocks your internet access. Any apps using Internet on iPhone/iPad will not get online.

“Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” ransomware usually pretends to be from legitimate agency, government department or law enforcement such as FBI, cyber crime center, United Kingdom Police, AFP, Mandiant USA Cyber Security or Cyber Police etc. to send victims scaring warning message to lock Safari or Chrome on iPhone/iPad. This is a cunning tricking tactic to make warning alert more genuine and convince people into believing the warning notice is from legitimate authorities. The internet access will become totally useless and you can’t do anything with apps using Internet on iPhone/iPad especially Safari browser. It falsely claims that your iPhone or iPad has been blocked for safety reason and you’re accused of illegal activities involving with viewing or distributing prohibited pornography (child pornography, zoophilia, rape, urolagnia,fisting, suffocation, bdsm and etc.). And all these activities violate some law articles. However, you even didn’t do anything as what it described and blamed in warning message. If you are in USA and get such warning alert, to unlock your iPhone/iPad, you’re demanded to pay a fine of $500 by purchasing OneVanilla card or MyVanilla Prepaid card in such stores as CVS, 7-Eleven, Walgreeens, or Walmart and so on. For victims from European countries like United Kingdom, it will ask you to pay 100 pound fine via such payment method system as PaySafeCard and Ukash in order to unlock iPhone/iPad. To push you make payment, it threatens if you can’t pay the fine within 24/72 hours, all data on your iPhone/iPad will be erased, your illegal activities will be sent to your contact, Apple ID will be blocked and even you will be prosecuted or served in jail. All these alert is a scaring tactic to urge victims to submit money so that cyber scammer can extort unlimited money from innocent people. “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” warning has nothing to do with any authentic authorities or department as it mentioned in warning notice. therefore, don’t be such a fool to rush to send money as it demands, even though the money has been sent, your iPhone/iPad still has no change by just be locked by nasty scam malware.

Main Symptoms of “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Warning on iPhone or iPad

1. It is designed to lock iPhone or iPad and asks you to pay for a fine of 500 dollars to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.

2. It locks your Apple device, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.

3. As soon as this data://(null) message targets your Apple device, it totally blocks your access to the Internet and prevents you from doing anything there.

4. It allows cyber criminals to remotely access your Apple device iphone/ipad for stealing your personal information and other sensitive information.

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your iPhone or iPad, then your device must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be this FBI crime warning, Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus, Department of Justice Virus, Ukash Paysafecard Virus, FBI warning notice virus, Australian Federal Police virus and RCMP Ukash virus etc.) that blocks your access to your device. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for device literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this fake warning alert from iPhone or iPad? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts, we are here to help you:

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Stop and Remove Ransomware Warning on iPhone/iPad Immediately

I was trying to get on Safari on my phone and then “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” warning pop-up blocked my access to my internet on my iphone with something regarding pornography, how can I get the tab off of my internet viewing to continue using my internet? Fake government warning is upgraded by hackers to target more and more iPhone or iPad or other Mac OS X system product to get more illegal profits. We used to believe that Apple products with Mac OS X system is greatly immune to viruses and malware. However, since this version of virus is improved to attack iPhone/iPad, this Data://(null) malware will easily spread online and hits Apple iOS device.

1.Fake government warning asking non-existed fine of $500 or £100 will pop up and lock your iPhone/iPad when you visit a phishing site, open a junk e-mail attachment, click on an unknown link or download an application from an unsafe source, especially after you jailbreak your device.

2.Once you see this data://(null) ransomware warning message on your iPhone or iPad, please get this ransomware off your iPhone/iPad manually.

3.Currently no app is able to detect or remove this kind of Data://(null) malware scam, even for preventing the virus from attacking the mobile device again.

4.Manual removal process requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with the Data://(null) FBI.GOV malware from iPhone/iPad, you are recommended to contact an expert online for further removal help.


“Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Warning is a hoax created by cyber scammer to rip off people. It uses the Javascript to hijack web browser like Google Chrome or Safari, block the internet access and stop you from getting online properly. It uses tricking scaring tactic to deceive people into paying the ransom. It falsely accuses you of watching, viewing and disseminating pornography contents, which you may never do. To unlock your iPhone/iPad, you are asked to pay for a penalty of $500 via OneVanilla card or MyVanilla Prepaid card.  What it alerts is just to convince you into believing that you’re doing something wrong and should submit money as it requires to solve the problem. The final goal of ransomware is to rip people off. Paying $500 will not help to unlock iPad, but instead you will just lose money. Even though you don’t pay anything, you will not be prosecuted or put into prison as it threatens in warning notice. Don’t be a fool. You’re strongly advised to figure out a way to clean all ransomware from your iPhone/iPad.

Kindly Reminder: Fake Data://(null) FBI.GOV warning on iPhone/iPad wants you to pay them and it won’t go away? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 30, 2016 5:56 am

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