Lately, my website has been receiving random and clearly false DMCA requests from a group of malicious individuals. While I have previously ignored such requests due to their obvious lack of legitimacy, the situation has escalated.
Earlier today, an alleged FBI officer sent a request to my website, demanding that I remove my landing page. I’m unable to upload the image for some reason (it says I cant put links ?) but here’s the email coming from Cloudflare.
Hello, Cloudflare received a DMCA copyright infringement complaint regarding: [redacted] The information we received was the following: Reporter's Name: [redacted] Copyright Holder's Name: [redacted] Reporter's Email Address: [redacted]@fbi. gov Reporter's Title: Director of the FBI Reporter's Address: [Pentagon HQ address here] Reported URLs: [redacted] Original Work: Remove your landing page. Comments: **We have provided the name of your hosting provider to the reporter.** **We have forwarded this complaint to your hosting provider.** Thanks, The Cloudflare Team
And Cloudflare forwarded this request to me and my hosting provider. What is particularly alarming is that Cloudflare, appears to have forwarded my hosting provider’s name to this individual without conducting due research or contacting the person from a secure channel such as an email address ending in ‘fbi dot gov.’ This security flaw on Cloudflare’s end has potentially exposed me to further issues.
As a result, this individual now has the ability to send false DMCA requests directly to my hosting provider, which could result in additional problems for me, even though all of the requests are patently false. I am therefore seeking advice from the forum on how to address this issue and what steps I can take to prevent it from happening again in the future.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.