Please note: This post has was updated on 11/30/17!
Over 2 million malicious emails per hour are being sent out worldwide. The emails have the subject lines:
- Scanned from Lexmark
- Scanned from HP
- Scanned from Canon
- Scanned from Epson
They appear to come from a printer or copier and contain an attachment that appears to be a scanned document. The attachment has the extension .7z. Opening it loads a new strain of ransomware onto your computer.
If you receive an email that appears to come from a copier or printer and you haven’t recently scanned a document, report the email as phishing to Google. If you have scanned a document:
- Check the sender, it should say me.
- Check the email address, it should be yours.
If the email is not from you and does not have your email address, report it as phishing to Google.