Can the Homeland Security Virus scam locked my android phone/tablet and hack my banking, credit cards, personal online profiles??? Hi there, I have received FBI security warning on phone saying I need to pay $100 as fine to unlock my android phone because I watched porn which is against law somehow. I did not watch it and I don’t know how to use my phone as it’s been blocked and I can’t access it. It also says I only have 48 hrs until I will be investigated and further crime investigation will be carried out. Please help! I need your help to save my phone and what should I do?
A Description of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus on Android Phone/Tablet
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus (also known as United States Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division Virus) aggressively attacks android phone and Mac OS X currently. It also has a very solemn interface that looks like it really comes from police office. And thus the content of this message on the locking screen will really make you freak out. When it is installed on your android phone or tablet, it will specifically insert its malicious codes and files to mess up default system configuration of the phone/tablet. Then it will set itself as a part of the startup process of your phone setting and launch the scary block screen every time you turn on your phone or tablet. It will display a large warning window which occupies the whole screen of your phone/tablet to claim that your device has been blocked due to some law-breaking activities, and also tell you in detail that your activities are involved with the following situation: Visiting websites containing pornography, viewing pornographic content, spreading spam, illegally using or distributing copyrighted content and so on. Generally, more specific articles will be listed on the blocking page to specify your violations. And it completely locks your phone and doesn’t allow you to do anything on your phone/tablet. Then in order to get your phone/tablet unlocked, it claims that you have to pay for the fine via moneypak of $300 or $100 iTunes gift card or more within a limited time. Otherwise, you will bear legal liability even face the possibility of being put into jail. The police reported that no law enforcement agency including Homeland Security, FBI collected fines as a punishment in this way. Therefore, don’t be afraid of the charge that it accuses you. Even though you really watch porn video or read porn materials on porn websites, the real police won’t show up warning message to alert you and demand you pay for fines. If you really do something illegal or bad to violate the related law, the police will show up at your house and take you out to the police office. This is just a virus using scare tactic by blocking infected phone and displaying fake message in order to persuade you into paying the fine. You should never do that because paying the fine won’t help to get your phone/tablet unlocked. Instead, you must figure out a way to remove this Homeland Security Virus immediately to save your phone completely, otherwise this virus will prevent you from accessing your phone or tablet forever.
Many phone users wonder how this Homeland Security virus can sneak into their phones, because they don’t perform any complicated activities on phone and just make calls, send messages, send emails, make chatting, listen to the music and sometimes surf online. It is distributed online by cyber criminals. It mainly comes from malicious websites. Cyber hackers upload this virus to websites that they have already hacked into. Those websites could be some famous legitimate websites, porn web pages and so on. If people click on the malicious links to open the infected websites on their phones, this virus can be downloaded immediately. Once this Homeland Security virus gets downloaded, it can be automatically activated right away. This fake police virus can get into your phone and make some changes in the system settings. Next it will pop up a warning that occupies the whole phone screen which can’t be close or minimize. Phone users can’t even use the power button to shut down the infected phone. This fake warning can appear as soon as the phone is turned on. Besides, it also comes through bundling into your downloading freeware, application. Don’t watch or read any doubtful videos or click any pop-up links, otherwise it will cause disaster to your phone. Still many android tablet users have been hacked by Homeland Security ransomware and all they can deal with it is look at the page they put on there.
How to unlock your Android phone/tablet from this U.S. Department of Homeland Security virus? Now the Homeland Security virus locks up your Android phone/tablet and prevents you from accessing to the home screen. Many victims wonder if there are some effective antivirus program or security apps to be installed into android phone to keep phone save, but actually there is not a perfect security app that can help you delete the Homeland Security virus to unlock your device properly and further protect your phone from being invaded by this malware and other similar ransomware like DOJ virus, FBI virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc. When your tablet has been blocked you got the same spam. In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for phone users to completely kick it off from android phone/tablet.
Danger of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus on Android Device
1. This Homeland Security virus is designed to lock your Android phone/tablet and demand you to pay for a fine from $100 to $500 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
2. It locks your Android/tablet, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. It blocks you access to your device and prevents you from doing anything on the phone/tablet.
4. It allows cyber criminals to remote access to your Android device for stealing your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your Android phone, then your phone must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be this Homeland Security virus, FBI virus, Australian Federal Police virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your Android. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for Android phone literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this U.S. Department of Homeland Security virus from Android phone? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts, we are here to help you:
A Screenshot of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus Blocked Android Phone/Tablet
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus Manual Removal Guide on Android Phone/Tablet
1. Since your Android device is blocked by this U.S. Department of Homeland Security virus, you will need to restart your mobile device to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your Android. Here are examples for you to put your Android phone to safe mode.
a. For Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 and Samsung Note: 1) Power down your Android phone. 2) Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
b. For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (LG, ZTE, HUA WEI, HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices).
c. For Samsung Tablet: Power it off, and then power it on. During startup and when you see the Samsung Logo screen, press and hold the Volume Down key until you can see safe mode writing below the screen at the left hand angle of the screen.
Note: If you have put your Android phone/tablet to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your mobile device in safe mode, you are capable to remove malicious things there. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with the fake police virus and other hazardous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus is ransomware. It impersonates authentic U.S. Department of Homeland Security to lock your phone/tablet and make you pay a fine to unlock it. It is created by cyber criminals to defraud victims to pay fake fine. Even though you pay for the fine, your phone/tablet still cannot be unlocked. It performs evil activities to android phone/tablet and help hackers to steal phone or tablet user’s crucial personal data for illegal purpose. Like other ransomware DOJ virus, FBI virus, PCEU virus etc., this virus is also very infectious and dangerous to mobile device. To have knowledge of how to protect mobile device and be cautious to online activities is a good way to prevent this virus from getting on your device. Therefore, to minimize the damage it may cause to the data and system of your phone/tablet, it is important to remove this scam virus as soon as you find your mobile device has been infected.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on January 4, 2016 8:18 am