Flubot: Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam
Dear Watch Member, The National Cyber Security Centre is aware that a malicious piece of spyware – known as FluBot – is affecting Android phones and devices across the UK. The spyware is installed when a victim receives a text message, asking them to install a tracking app due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The tracking app is in fact spyware that steals passwords and other sensitive data. It will also access contact details and send out additional text messages – further spreading the spyware. The text message requests that victims click a link. Doing so directs them to a scam website, such as the one shown below (although the branding may vary).
Users of Android devices (such as those manufactured by Google, Huawei and Samsung) will be encouraged to download an app.
Users of Apple devices are not currently at risk, although the scam text messages may still redirect them to a scam website which may try to steal your personal information.
Please click on the following Link for further important information: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/flubot-guidance-for-text-message-scam If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Derrick Sweeney Watch Liaison Officer Email: email@example.com