Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre? Trojan attack spammed out widely

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Emails claiming to come from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro photocopier have been spammed widely across the internet, containing a malicious file as an attachment.

Modern photocopiers don’t just copy your confidential documents, or see the downside of inebriated staff antics at the office party, they can also email you your documents these days.

Which makes them a possibly all-too-convincing disguise for today’s spammed-out malware campaign.

Although the precise wording varies from email to email, they all claim to be a scan (or sometimes a forwarded scan) from a Xerox WorkStation Pro.

Subject:

Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro #[number]

Message body:

Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox WorkCentre Pro.
Sent by: Guest
Number of Images: 1
Attachment File Type: ZIP [DOC]

WorkCentre Pro Location: machine location not…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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