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Question Can a malware infect MOBO bios and RAM ?

Mario Italia

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I ran into a weird massege that put a bios password on my computer. It was some text demanding money and accusing me of watching child porn...like seriously wtf!! My pc is a hostage now and it won't allow me access any cmos or any boot options.
 

Mario Italia

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Can you confirm thisis in the actual BIOS, not anything to do with Windows (or any other OS).
It says something like the cyber police caught me watching child porn and I should pay 10k euros ( yes, 10k ) and send them via my bank account as a fine so they will send me the password to unlock my PC .
 

Mario Italia

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Pics please...
Upload your pic to imgur.com, and post the BBCode link here.
I can't post any screenshots because my pc is stuck in bios due to this virus, but I found an identical massege on the Internet.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ransomware+child+porn&client=ms-android-samsung&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjVz77OgM3qAhWB4YUKHUa-D8UQ_AUoAXoECAwQAQ#imgrc=uor4Bo08IpDsIM
It is exactly the same except mine has a digital panel on the right side that asks me to write my bank account details so the so called FBI extort 10k .
 

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Change harddisk with another to install the new windows...eh. If it is really a hard bios virus, it still can be outplayed via flashing bios (updating or down-dating+-back-updating)

Stupid fishing. I remember the one adressed to me - "we caught you, pervert, watching pervert porn with your camera" ...and I've never had a camera attached to my PC, neither do I watch the pervert porn.
 
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Mario Italia

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Change harddisk with another to install the new windows...eh. If it is really a hard bios virus, it still can be outplayed via flashing bios (updating or down-dating+-back-updating)

Stupid fishing. I remember the one adressed to me - "we caught you, pervert, watching pervert porn with your camera" ...and I've never had a camera attached to my PC, neither do I watch the pervert porn.
How do I flash it ?
 

USAFRet

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Playing Age of Empires 2 HD remaster.
OK....that looks like ransomware, not an actual BIOS issue.
This is within Windows, not the BIOS.

And that "game" was almost certainly the origin of this malware/ransomware.

2 choices:
  1. Recover your whole data from the backup you made before this happened.
  2. Full wipe and reinstall of the OS and everything else.
Oh, and #3....don't do that again with a "remastered" game.
 

Mario Italia

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OK....that looks like ransomware, not an actual BIOS issue.
This is within Windows, not the BIOS.

And that "game" was almost certainly the origin of this malware/ransomware.

2 choices:
  1. Recover your whole data from the backup you made before this happened.
  2. Full wipe and reinstall of the OS and everything else.
Oh, and #3....don't do that again with a "remastered" game.
It's legit and I bought it from steam since 2015 .
 

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