Posted February 07, 2020 04:10:58A $1.6 billion Apple Office machine in the U.K. has been discovered to be a fraudster that used the device to send spam emails, according to a report from The Guardian.
The report comes on the heels of another report that found a similar Apple device had been used to send out malware.
According to The Guardian, a user of the Apple Office Mobile app on the Apple iOS app store was sent a spam email from a machine that appeared to be from the firm.
The user clicked the link and was sent to an email address associated with a website that was registered to the same person.
The email arrived at the same address a second time, and then the user clicked a link that led to an advertisement for an Apple laptop.
The advertisement showed the machine was connected to a Microsoft Exchange server.
After clicking the link, the user was sent an email containing the same message from the Microsoft Exchange account.
However, instead of Microsoft Exchange, the message from Apple Office came from an unknown email service provider, which has no control over the email, according the report.
According the report, the machine is believed to have been used for a wide variety of nefarious purposes, including sending spam and selling pirated software.
Apple has not commented on the issue.
Apple’s Office software was a hit in the office as Apple introduced it as an alternative to Microsoft Office for iPad and iPhone users.
Apple released an app to automate the Office-style tasks that can be accomplished in the desktop version of Office, but many office users have complained about the difficulty of switching to the tablet version of the software.