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 …
"The ruse is an extenuation of earlier scams"
It's good to know the scammers have a partial excuse for their behaviour!
"The ruse is an extenuation of earlier scams..."
I do not think that word means what you think it means.
So it is not just the circumstances which are extenuating?!
Ignorance, click-bait or confused predictive text?
Difficult to tell with The Register.
Re: Been getting these for ages
Same here, scanner models seem to vary month by month!
Old news for us
We use Ricoh machines and have seen this in my organization for over a year.
Been seeing these in the spam filters for 12+ months, yep and the xerox ones too...
How is this 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)
Who is is going to protect us from this UNIX malware?
Re: UNIX malware?
Wow Eadon, you finally figured out how to make another account?
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".
"Look, honey! The new toaster sent us an email!"
It says, "burnt"... and it's cc'ed to the coffeepot.
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.
Re: "Look, honey! The new toaster sent us an email!"
"It says, "burnt"."
Maybe "Your breakfast is toast."