31 May [Scam Alert] Fake DMCA Notice Malware Attack
May 31. 2021
Are you running your own website, blog, or other platforms? Be careful of this fake DMCA malware attack!
Victims got an email claiming that they’ve violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) with a link for reference. Hackers prompt victims to click on the link to make sure if the issue is real.
In fact, malware will start to download once they click on the link. Their devices will be put at risk, as well as the sensitive data recorded- login credentials, banking details, or other private information. Don’t fall for it!
Message: Hello! My name is Natalie. Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyrighted images owned by me personally. Check out this doc with the links to my images you utilized at [Redacted] .com and my earlier publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: [Redacted] I believe you have intentionally infringed my legal rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damage as high as $120,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein. This letter is official notice. I demand the removal of the infringing materials referenced above. Take note as a service provider, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or/and deactivate access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this letter. If you do not cease the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a legal action will likely be initiated against you. I have a good belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not permitted by the copyright owner, its legal agent, or the law. I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am currently the legal copyright proprietor or am permitted to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is presumably infringed. Regards, Natalie [Redacted] 05/28/2021