[bestbits] urgent warning re: apparent phishing attack

Kevin Bankston kbankston at cdt.org
Tue Dec 11 09:50:09 EST 2012

Hi everyone--

In an excess of caution, I wanted to let everyone know of an apparent phishing attack: a bunch of people at CDT received the below message falsely claiming to be from one of our staff, inviting us to open a WCIT-related ZIP file from Dropbox.  I wanted to warn the people on those email lists that CDT is participating in and that regularly discuss the WCIT not to click on the link if you receive a similar email, whether it claims to be from CDT staff or from anyone else.  Sorry for the bother, but as they say, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"....

Kevin S. Bankston
Senior Counsel and Free Expression Director
Center for Democracy & Technology
1634 I St NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
202.407.8834 direct
202.637.0968 fax
kbankston at cdt.org

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Dropbox <no-reply at dropbox.com>
> Subject: Meredith Whipple shared "WCIT Analysis Dec 12.zip" with you
> Date: December 11, 2012 7:05:06 AM EST
> To: kbankston at cdt.org
> Reply-To: mwhipplle at cdt.org
> Meredith used Dropbox to share a file with you!
> Message from Meredith: "A major plot twist"
> Click here to view.
>  © 2012 Dropbox	

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