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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: wlo@herts.pnn.police.uk Regards, Derrick Sweeney Watch Liaison Officer Email: wlo@herts.pnn.police.uk

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