A fraudulent email has recently made its way into xxxxxxxx entitled “Cease and Desist”. It claims to be from an individual or company informing you that your website is publishing copyrighted materials, and it includes a link to show which portions contain the infringements.I love that Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch have become a zombie front for a copyright phisher.
DO NOT click on the link – simply delete the email. See below for a sample of one of these emails.
From: Mark Wahlberg - WMLLP law [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:39 AM
Subject: Cease and desist!
We hereby inform you that you are infringing on copyrighted material. I represent Phoenix Meresis/MBS LP. It has come to my attention that you have used and/or published on your website (commencing on or about May 18, 2011, pursuant to our information and good faith belief) and continue to publish without permission a number of pieces owned by Phoenix Meresis (webpages, text, images, animated clips, source code, etc.) at your site including, but not limited to, the following url references cited below.
INDEX OF YOUR INFRINGING WEBPAGES:
http://www.[website they want you to click]
Bretz & Coven, LLP
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