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Emails that claim that an attached document 'was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox WorkCentre Pro' are currently hitting Inboxes.

The emails also include information supposedly outlining the contents and type of attachment and the device that created it. The messages claim that the attached .zip file contains a PDF.

However, the .zip file attachment actually contains malware. The exact type of malware may vary in different incarnations of the fake messages. The malware may secretly connect to a remote server, download further malware components, and add the compromised computer to a botnet.

The technical sounding information included in the malware emails is apparently intended to fool recipients into believing that the attachment is a legitimate document. Of course, the bogus messages have no connection to Xerox or its products. The spammers responsible for the attack have apparently copied the typical email template used by Xerox WorkCentre Pro scanners for use in their malware emails.

Versions of these malware emails have been distributed for several years. If you receive one of these fake Xerox emails, do not open any attachments or click any links that it contains.

   

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Scanned Image from a Xerox WorkCentre

Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox WorkCentre Pro.

Sent by: [email address removed]
Number of Images: 6
Attachment File Type: ZIP [PDF]
File Name: Scan001_9786729_028.zip

WorkCentre Pro Location: Machine location not set
Device Name: [Removed]

Attached file is scanned image in PDF format.
Adobe(R)Reader(R) can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/




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Last updated: April 22, 2015
First published: April 22, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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