Better Business Bureau Warns Of Scammers Hitting Offices

2013-04-26 08:43:59

Published on 2013-04-26 08:43:59

The Better Business Bureau has warned that scammers are sending malware through office scanners.

MyNews3 has reported that scammers are replicating the messages of renowned print brands, but attaching viruses to the emails rather than documents, tricking users into downloading harmful content.

The incidents happen when workers open messages believed to be from their printer or scanner, though they are, in fact, links to third-party websites.

Viruses from these sites then phish through files in order to extract personal information, putting the security of users at risk.

In order to protect themselves from such threats, businesses should create strong passwords and be wary of pop-ups and unexpected emails, as these may contain harmful files that could be unwittingly accessed by users who are not aware of their threat.

Furthermore, companies should ensure their anti-spyware, anti-virus and anti-spam software is kept up to date, as these programs are important in order to remove harmful files whenever they are found in networks.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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