Cons disguised as KGB ‘fine’ Belarusians for watching porn on web


Under the guise of Belarus’ State Security Committee (KGB) swindlers block people’s computers for watching porn on the Internet.

A threadbare virus that disables computers from working and generates an order to pay fine for watching porn films is popular not only in Belarus. In exchange for the money transferred to a specified account, a scammer posing as a law enforcer promises to give a password to unlock a porn lover’s computer.

Even if a person caught in ‘infamous’ acts realize they have fallen into deception, they often opt for buying off even in order to preserve confidentiality and quickly get rid of the problem, cons hope. Indeed, hardly anyone wants their boss or family members to see hot pictures on the screen of a blocked computer, not to speak of reporting the incident to the police…

And this is exactly what criminals cash in on. In Belarus, they have applied an additional psychological trick. In the latest version of pirated software a warning message that counts down the time for paying off a ‘fine’ is issued not by the police, but from a much more intimidating institution – the KGB.

Belsat.eu, following  tut.by

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