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Sneaky cybercrooks are disguising links to malicious sites in spam emails posing as messages from Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printers. The attack takes advantage of the fact corporate users often receive emailed messages from scanners and multi-function printers located in their own offices, which contain attachments of the scan …

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"The ruse is an extenuation of earlier scams"

It's good to know the scammers have a partial excuse for their behaviour!

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Hmmmm....

"The ruse is an extenuation of earlier scams..."

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: Hmmmm....

So it is not just the circumstances which are extenuating?!

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Meh

Ignorance, click-bait or confused predictive text?

Difficult to tell with The Register.

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Re: Been getting these for ages

Same here, scanner models seem to vary month by month!

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Old news for us

We use Ricoh machines and have seen this in my organization for over a year.

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News?

Been seeing these in the spam filters for 12+ months, yep and the xerox ones too...

How is this news....???

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Re: News?

because Sophos thought they had been out of the spotlight for a while and now we're into the new financial year (in the uk at least) corporates heads might have a little bit of budget available to protect themselves from this new threat that they have never seen yet (because the spam filter already takes care of it)

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UNIX malware?

Who is is going to protect us from this UNIX malware?

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Re: UNIX malware?

Wow Eadon, you finally figured out how to make another account?

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Internet of Things

Corporate users are used to devices sending them emails & as can be seen from the previous responses it is handled well. Joe Average is going to be a stationary target though as 'The Internet of Things' becomes more of a thing. Why shouldn't they be getting an email from their shiny new smartmeter, vacuum cleaner, coffee maker, etc... "Look honey! The new toaster sent us an email".

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"Look, honey! The new toaster sent us an email!"

It says, "burnt"... and it's cc'ed to the coffeepot.

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Re: Internet of Things

No, what would be a welcome e-mail would be one from my percolator letting me know that it was done and the grounds basket has drained.

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Re: "Look, honey! The new toaster sent us an email!"

"It says, "burnt"."

Maybe "Your breakfast is toast."

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