Solution for Hackers target Abu Dhabi / UAE residents

Issue :

Abu Dhabi: Residents in the capital are falling victim to hackers who are falsely claiming that personal devices have been locked by the Ministry of Interior.
As part of the new hacking efforts — which have been increasingly hitting computer devices in the capital — users are ordered to pay a fee through CashU, an online payment website, within 72 hours or risk being prosecuted.
“I was sitting in my clinic checking my e-mail when suddenly my screen displayed a message which had the picture of UAE ministers and the police logo saying that I have violated copyright laws and have committed a cyber crime,” a dermatologist in the capital told Gulf News.
The phenomenon which has become increasingly common during the past week has even reached several local companies throughout the capital prompting them to alert their employees to shut down their device in case such a message appears.
Temporary Solution to Take the data back.

Use any other user accounts in the system. If no other accounts exist enable the administrator account which is usually disabled and locked by default.
Boot using the cd and use this video for unlocking and enabling Administrator password.

Once you logged in as Administrator , safely copy all your files and folders.

After logging using any other account download free version of Malwarebytes from this link :  and scan your pc. This will detect the virus and delete it. After that you will be able to use your original account.
If you are not a technical guy better dont risk yourself .. Just give this hints to your tech guy …
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Thanks to Mr. Charlie for helping in getting the screenshots.

Haneef Puttur

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