[d at DCC] FW: US-CERT Current Activity - Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Email Scam
Russell.McOrmond at AGR.GC.CA
Mon Mar 29 08:27:26 EDT 2010
This is another reason why we need to be careful with notice-and-notice schemes, and may need to ensure that e-Mail notice is not considered sufficient.
Some of the extremist intermediaries (CRIA, CMPDA, etc) will of course oppose this given their primary goal appears to be to externalize the costs of their businesses choices as much as parliaments and the courts will allow them to.
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From: current-activity-owner at us-cert.gov [mailto:current-activity-owner at us-cert.gov] On Behalf Of Current Activity
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 15:24
To: Current Activity
Subject: US-CERT Current Activity - Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Email Scam
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US-CERT Current Activity
Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Email Scam
Original release date: March 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Last revised: March 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm
US-CERT is aware of public reports of an active email scam. These
emails, which appear to come from seemingly legitimate law firms,
indicate that someone has filed a copyright lawsuit against the
message recipient. The messages may contain malicious attachments or
web links. If a user opens the attachment or follows the link,
malicious code may be installed on the user's system.
US-CERT encourages users to take the following preventative measures
to help mitigate the security risks:
* Do not follow unsolicited web links and do not open unsolicited
* Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
* Use caution when visiting untrusted websites.
* Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document
for more information on avoiding email scams.
* Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
document for more information on social engineering attacks.
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