[bestbits] Re: [WCIT12] urgent warning re: apparent phishing attack

Kevin Bankston kbankston at cdt.org
Tue Dec 11 21:45:35 EST 2012

Hello everyone: FYI, this is the malware that was in the zip file:


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On Dec 11, 2012, at 9:50 AM, Kevin Bankston <kbankston at cdt.org> wrote:

> 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"....
> Thanks,
> Kevin
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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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