Copyright Warning Email Exploit

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by bertbaby, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I noticed a lot more complaints from BHW members about virus and malware attacks and this email exploit got my attention this morning. It strikes at one of the fear of many IM'ers and bloggers in general, the use of copyright material and being sued. I knew it was bogus because of the lack of specific names, details and mention of a web site.

    I run Avast and went to the web site using Google Chrome, which is the most secure of the browsers with its built-in sandboxing technology. Still that was stupid since Avast went berserk with this web page as a exploit was heading my way. Ideally, if you feel compelled to check a suspicious site out use a VM session or visit under a Linux distro like Ubuntu.

    Here it is!

    Dear Sir,

    Attached is a list of the copyrighted material you are infriging on.

    As well as hosted at under Copyrighted Materials.

    We are the proprietors of all copyrighted material that is being fringed upon on your companies website.

    We have reserved all rights regarding these trademarked files.

    Permission was neither asked nor granted to reproduce our copyrighted material, therefore what your company is doing constitutes infringement of our rights. In terms of the Copyright Statutes, we are entitled to an injunction against your continued infringement, as well as to recover damages from you for the loss we have suffered as a result of your infringing conduct.

    In the circumstances, we demand that you immediately:

    1. remove all infringing content and notify us in writing that you have done so;

    2. pay a licensing fee in the amount of 160,000 USD;

    3. immediately cease the use and distribution of copyrighted material;

    We await to hear from you by.

    This is written without prejudice to our rights, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

    Yours faithfully,
    Senior Legal Advisor
    Graham Barr

    So don't open and just delete the bugger. Real C&D notices come via certified mail not email.

    Note: This is my second effort to post this warning and I ask the mod to delete the first which failed to save properly the last time.