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Arrested fraudsters, under the guise of employees of the Ministry of internal Affairs extorted "fines" for alleged porn

Arrested fraudsters, under the guise of employees of the Ministry of internal Affairs extorted "fines" for alleged porn

by sigismund » 2016-08-17 18:00:42


Hackers to infect victims ' computers with malware, perenapravlenii them to a fake website of the Ministry of interior.


Belarusian police detained a cybercriminal group, users extorted "fines" for allegedly visiting pornographic sites. The attackers infected victims ' computers with malware, perenapravlenii them to fake websites of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Once on the fake page, the user saw the notification with the requirement to pay a fine for allegedly watching objectionable material. Within 12 hours the victim had to pay 65-100 Belarusian rubles (about 2-3,3 thousand Russian rubles). In case of failure to pay the fine the user's computer was blocked. This scheme has brought the scammers a profit for a total amount of 163 thousand Belarusian rubles (more than 500 thousand Russian rubles).

Investigative entities Minsk region, Republic of Belarus instituted criminal proceedings under article 209 of "Fraud," 354 "Development, using or spreading malware" criminal code of the Republic of Belarus. For crimes malefactors are threatened by punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to 10 years with confiscation of property.
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