Our anti spam honeypots have detected a rise in fake copyright infringement notices.
These don’t appear come from bots so probably coming from human spam factories, using IP addresses that are not yet blacklisted.
The content of the emails follow the same format and direct you to a Google storage link, asking you to download a document. Obviously don’t follow any links you don’t trust.
Each email uses the same boiler plate, but different large companies, such as Zoho, Hubspot, MailChimp, Slack etc., clearly designed to frighten the user into clicking the target.
At this point in time we don’t know what the target is as it redirects to sites that have been taken down already. But a reasonable guess, based on the supposed senders are they are phishing sites for your logins to Zogo, HubSpot, MailChimp, Slack etc.
The text looks like
Hello, Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by our company (zoho Inc.). Check out this official document with the hyperlinks to our images you used at www.papercourt-sc.org.uk and our earlier publications to find the proof of our copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: https://storage.googleapis.com/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I think that you willfully infringed our rights under 17 USC Sec. 101 et seq. and can be liable for statutory damage as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) therein. This letter is official notification. I seek the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you to remove and/or deactivate access to the copyrighted content upon receipt of this particular notification letter. If you do not stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted materials a court action can be initiated against you. I do have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as allegedly violating is not approved by the copyright proprietor, its agent, as well as law. I swear, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this notification is correct and hereby affirm that I am permitted to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Best regards, Michael Bippy Legal Officer zoho, Inc. zoho.com 09/01/2022
Fullworks Anti Spam ( Pro ) will mark this as spam for most major WordPress contact forms.