FBI MoneyPak Ransomware

One example of the FBI MoneyPak Ransomware variant.

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FBI MoneyPak Ransomware targets Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows OS and uses JavaScript code to hijack Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers. The infection occurs when a victim visits a website that contains modified JavaScript code which the browser then tries to execute. The code creates an iframe loop and rapidly loads the same ransom note repeatedly, preventing the victim from leaving the website or exiting the application. This strain of ransomware does not actually encrypt any files on infected devices.

  • Malwarebytes provides instructions on how to remove FBI MoneyPak Ransomware from your browser, found here. Makeusof.com also provides removal instructions, found here.