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Bogus emails claim copyright infringement

March 29, 2010

US-CERT warned Friday of a new email scam using the threat of a lawsuit to dupe unsuspecting recipients into installing malware on their machines. First reported by the SANS Internet Storm Center, the phishing messages appear to come from legitimate law firms and are targeting colleges. The email contains a malicious link to a supposed lawsuit, which is being sent "due to a completely inadequate response from your company for copyright infringement." Users are encouraged to ignore the malware-laden email. — DK

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