Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1020 Piracy phishing scam targets US ISPs and subscribers
An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. U.S. law enforcement has been notified and is currently investigating the matter.

For more than a decade copyright holders have been monitoring unauthorized downloads. Traditionally this resulted in harmless takedown notices, but increasingly, these warnings are bundled with automated “fines.”

Rightscorp and CEG TEK are the best known anti-piracy outfits employing this tactic, and this week another party appeared to have joined.
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#1020 Piracy phishing scam targets US ISPs and subscribers
#1019 NASCAR team pays ransomware fee to recover files worth $2 million
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