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Thread: Warning Hacker Scam!

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    I received a email and thought I was going to lose my cable internet!! I called the cable company and they never sent me this email. It seems that a hacker either has my credit card number or something, and is trying to get my personel info!!

    Dear Customer,

    We are writing on behalf of Cox Communications to advise you that we have received a notification that you are using your Cox High Speed Internet service to post or transmit material that infringes the copyrights of a complainant's members. We have included a copy of the complaint letter. Pursuant to the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), which is codified at 17 U.S.C. § 512, upon receiving such notification, Cox is required to "act expeditiously to remove, or disable access to" the infringing material in order to avoid liability for any alleged copyright infringement. Accordingly, Cox will suspend your account and disable your connection to the Internet within 24 hours of your receipt of this email if the offending material is not removed.

    Please be aware that the DMCA also provides procedures by which a subscriber accused of copyright violation can respond to the allegations of infringement and, under certain circumstances, cause his or her account to be reinstated. To do so, however, the response must meet certain criteria. Pursuant to section (g) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(g)), you have the right to submit to Cox a counter-notification which, to be effective, must include the following elements:

    (a) a physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;
    (B) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
    © a statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
    (d) the subscriberÂ's name, address, and telephone number and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located.

    In the event that you submit to Cox a counter-notification that includes these elements, Cox will forward your counter notification to the complainant and advise them that Cox will cease disabling access to the allegedly infringing material in ten (10) business days. Unless the complainant notifies us that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in the allegedly infringing activity prior to the expiration of those ten (10) business days, Cox will reactivate your account.


    The Cox Abuse Team

    --- The following material was provided to us as evidence ---

    Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 13:27:39 -0700
    Subject: DMCA Notification [Notice ID: 903694]

    [Part 0 (plain text)]

    Hash: SHA1

    Re: Unauthorized Use of Universal Motion Pictures
    Notice ID: 903694
    4 Aug 2003 20:15:57 GMT

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Universal City Studios Productions LLLP and its affiliated companies (collectively, "Universal") are the exclusive owners of copyrights in many motion pictures, including the motion pictures listed below.

    It has come to our attention that Cox Communications is the service provider for the IP address listed below, from which unauthorized copying and distribution (downloading, uploading, file serving, file "swapping" or other similar activities) of Universal’s motion picture(s) listed below is taking place. We believe that the Internet access of the user engaging in this infringement is provided by Cox Communications or a downstream service provider who purchases this connectivity from Cox Communications.

    This unauthorized copying and distribution constitutes copyright infringement under Section 106 of the U.S. Copyright Act . Depending upon the type of service Cox Communications is providing to this IP address, it may have legal and/or equitable liability if it does not expeditiously remove or disable access to the motion picture(s) listed below, or if it fails to implement a policy that provides for termination of subscribers who are repeat infringers (see, 17 U.S.C. §512).

    Despite the above, Universal believes that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing activity and inform us of the results of your actions. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.

    The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the motion pictures in the manner described herein is not authorized by Universal, its agent or the law. The information contained in this notification is accurate. Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Universal with respect to this matter.

    Please be advised that this letter is not and is not intended to be a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this matter or of Universal’s positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.

    Very truly yours,

    Aaron Markham
    Manager of Internet Anti-Piracy,
    Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations
    100 Universal City Plaza
    Universal City, CA 91608
    tel. (818) 777-3111
    fax (818) 866-6339

    *pgp public key is available on the key server at ldap://
    ** For any correspondence regarding this case, please send your emails to and refer to Notice ID: 903694. If you need immediate assistance or if you have general questions please email

    Title: Hulk, The
    Infringement Source: BitTorrent
    Initial Infringement Timestamp: 2 Aug 2003 19:09:25 GMT
    Recent Infringment Timestamp: 3 Aug 2003 00:56:05 GMT
    Infringer Username: None
    Infringing Filename: The.Hulk.(SMF).DivX.Workprint.DaDuck
    Infringing Filesize: 731727447
    Infringers IP Address: 68
    Infringers DNS Name:
    Infringing URL: /The.Hulk.(SMF).DivX.Workprint.DaDuck

    Version: 8.0

    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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  3. File Sharing   -   #2
    Wise Kvcd Maker/PIMP
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Sorry, about these replies I have to many connections

  4. File Sharing   -   #3
    That is the crazy part, I did download the movie. That is why I thought it was real!! I'm just thankful I'm not losing my Cable As my only other option would be direct tv internet. Is it possible for a hacker to get my email address from my IP?? I keep my email address private and always use a hotmail one for reg and when ordering anything.

  5. File Sharing   -   #4
    Wise Kvcd Maker/PIMP
    Join Date
    May 2003
    That's some strange stuff I don't know how could that be any body but your company. Well I guess as long as your not losing your cable its alright. But if that happens again u should call back and make sure u don't have any trojans on your comp. Because thats the only thing I know that can do that unless it was a real hacker.

  6. File Sharing   -   #5
    fuck them!

  7. File Sharing   -   #6

    1.Get a Firewall(ex:ZoneAlarm)

    Protects you from automated scanning program

    2.Hide behind a anonymous proxy

    Hide your IP.Even they pretend as P2P users all they get is the proxy's IP,not yours.

  8. File Sharing   -   #7
    I didnt think they'd catch u if u use bittorent...m i being delusional... will isp really go after u if u use bittorent. THis email makes me wonder.. even though its a scam could it happen?

  9. File Sharing   -   #8
    I was using norton 03 firewall at the time. I have since switched to zone alarm pro 4.0 So hopefully this problem doesn't happen again. I need to look into hiding behine a proxy.

  10. File Sharing   -   #9
    Originally posted by d8888@6 August 2003 - 03:19

    1.Get a Firewall(ex:ZoneAlarm)

    Protects you from automated scanning program

    2.Hide behind a anonymous proxy

    Hide your IP.Even they pretend as P2P users all they get is the proxy's IP,not yours.
    I recommend Sygate Personal Firewall which is a very handy free program which can be downloaded Here

  11. File Sharing   -   #10
    Hey that e-mail could be real, if Universal find your ip they could then look up your hostname which would tell them which isp you're using. They could also so a whois on you wich would give them alot of info, just watch your back and be careful because I've heard that Universal have been cracking down ALOT.

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