ATL PSA: Beware "Brian Willmer" of "Willmer Hale"
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"Is “phishing” running rampant throughout the legal community? A few weeks ago, Professor Charles Nesson of Harvard Law School fell victim to a phishing scam. As the HLS Help Desk helpfully explained at the time, “Phishing emails are fraudulent email messages claiming to be from a legitimate source that ask you to send confidential information such as username, password, date of birth, etc.”
"The latest high-profile victim of a phishing attack is a leading law firm, WilmerHale. A mass email is going around, purportedly from “Brian Willmer” of “Willmer Hale,” regarding an alleged subpoena. The email is a fraud; as far as we know, there is no “Brian Willmer” of “Willmer Hale.” It contains a link that you definitely do not want to click on."
"So if you receive an email from “Willmer Hale” about documents responsive to a subpoena, please ignore it.
"And if you receive an email from “WilmerHale” about documents responsive to a subpoena, maybe ignore it too — and then claim you thought it was a scam. Opposing counsel of WH, today may be your lucky day."
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