I have a Department of Justice notice popped up on my iPhone saying it was accusing me of watching child pornography and it said I violated copyright and related rights law so I need to pay $500 fine. It crashed my Safari app and said it would lock up my iPhone if the fine is not paid within 48 hours. Every time I closed it, it would immediately pop up again. It scared me and now I don’t know if I’m actually being charged or it is a scam. It said my location, IP address and everything, which all looks real. I have restarted my iPhone a hundred times but the pop up was still there. And every time I attempt to access Safari on my iPhone after restarting phone, I still see the pop up from someone pretending to be the Department of Justice saying that I am subject to a fine and it won’t go away. Help!
Description of Department of Justice Virus on iPhone or iPad
If you receive a message titled with Department of Justice about accusing you of watching porn material and blaming you for violating related laws, your device gets a ransomware. It is not really with Department of Justice and police. Department of Justice Virus not only targets windows computer but also attacks android phone/tablet and iPhone/iPad device. Department of Justice warning notice usually use Javascrip to hijack web browser like Safari and Chrome on iPhone/iPad device, and then you cannot even minimize or exit it out by close the message. One the notification message screen, it usually claims that you’re accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography, violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” and other violations. Even though you don’t do anything listed by it above, you still get this scaring message. Department of Justice Virus warning message even wouldn’t you exit out Safari or anything unless you paid a fine and it said it would delete all your pictures and stuff and you’re your Apple ID was locked. Therefore, it demands you to pay fine account to $500 via Moneypak, Paypal to unlock the Safari browser or your phone. If you cannot send money within 24 hours, it will delete all stuff from your iPhone/iPad and expose your crime to all your contacts stored on your iPhone/iPad. To convince you that you break the law and owe $500 fine to the government or someone, it really shows where you’re located and state. Many victims will very worry the police will knock their door to take them out to police, and then give money as requires. Even though you pay money, the Department of Justice Virus still stays on your device.
Department of Justice Virus is just a ransomware created by those cyber criminals to defraud out of victims’ money. This malware usually disguises as official legitimate authority or local department like USA Cyber Crime Center, FBI Department of Defense, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security, Interpol, to scare innocent users that their internet activities are suspected of law-breaking, which is its tactic skill to scare people according to collect more and more illegal money. However, Department of Justice Virus can work like a Trojan infection to lock Safari, exploit vulnerability of iPhone/iPad and gets your privacy information like pics, videos, bank account data and login password stored on your device. When you see Department of Justice notice warning on your iPhone/iPad, you should figure out a way to remove it, and you should not rush to pay $500.The police will not take you to jail if you don’t pay $500, as it is a scam. The Department of Justice virus is always trying to extort money from victims. Once you see it on you Safari browser, you should think calmly and logically. Meanwhile, this Department of Justice malware usually gets into your iPhone/iPad by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. Therefore, when you get online with Safari on iPhone/iPad, you should pay attention to what you do online to prevent it from entering your device.
Main Traits of Department of Justice Virus on iPhone or iPad
1. It is designed to lock iPhone or iPad and asks you to pay for a fine of $500 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 virus 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 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.
Similar Screenshot of Department of Justice Virus Warning Message on iPhone/iPad
Stop and Remove Department of Justice Virus on iPhone/iPad Immediately
I was trying to get on my internet on my phone and then this Department of Justice 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? Department of Justice Virus 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 Department of Justice malware will easily spread online and hits Apple iOS device.
1.Department of Justice warning infection will pop up and lock your iPhone/iPad 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 Department of Justice Virus 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 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 Department of Justice Virus from iPhone/iPad, you are recommended to contact an expert online for further removal help.
Department of Justice Virus is a nasty ransomware which pretends to be Department of Justice and police to accuse you of watching child pornography and distributing adult contents and so on. It said you’re suspected of a whole list of porn crimes, break related law article and will be subjected to possible imprisonment. And it demands you a fine of $500. What it tells on this Department of Justice notice message screen is all false and not with real Department of Justice. Its final goal is to extort your money from you. This malware infection locks Safari on iPhone/iPad, so you cannot minimize or exit out the warning page easily. Once you find this annoying DOJ warning alert on your iPhone or iPad, you should figure out an effective way to eradicate from your device, or will be a big threat to your personal information.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on September 14, 2015 5:32 am