A representative of Morgan Stanley has demanded the removal of a document originally released by the online hacktivist group Anonymous. Morgan Stanley’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Physical Memory Standard Operating Procedures is a 23-page document that details procedures written by HBGary employee Phil Wallisch for Morgan Stanley’s CERT. The original source of the document is an email from Phil Wallisch to the Morgan Stanley CERT in June 2010. The document is available in other formats from a variety of sites hosting the AnonLeaks HBGary files.
The author apparently copied the request from a sample DMCA form letter, an example of which can be seen here. In fact, she sometimes fails to insert her own information into the form letter, which can be seen most notably in section five of the demand.
Subject: use of Morgan Stanley report on Public Intelligence site
From: “Poylo, Nancy” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:56:58 -0500
1. I am the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder for the copyrighted material located on your website at
2. These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s)
3. I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder’s agent, or the law;
4. Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;
5. I may be contacted by the following methods (include all): [physical address, telephone number, and email address];
I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible. Thank you.
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