According to Information Week, various malware attacks are being sent in a way to make users think they are opening an e-mail attachment from a co-worker. They fool users into thinking the message was sent from an in-house copier or a similar device.
“Beware emails that arrive from an in-house corporate printer, scanner, or all-in-one device. They may in fact be social engineering attacks, using emails with fake header information to fool users into opening the accompanying executable files, which are really malware.”
The report mentions at least one such an attack taking place in a corporate setting within the past month.
The reason malware attacks may be rising in the workplace in such a fashion is due to many new scanners, printers, and all-in-one devices offering messaging and e-mail services.