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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Email Scam

Original release date: March 26, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

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:

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