Another text message spreads the FluBot virus to smartphones. The message announces “New Voicemail” followed by a link. Safeonweb, the government’s cybersecurity agency, invites you not to click on the link.
The FluBot virus has already ended up on thousands of Belgian smartphones last month via text message Which supposedly came from Bpost. It is a dangerous virus that does a lot of damage and also spreads quickly to the victim’s phone contacts.
Now Safeonweb warns with an SMS: “New Voicemail”, followed by a link. If you click on the link, you will be prompted to download an app. “Do not do this under any circumstances,” Safeonweb warns. “A virus will then be installed on your device that can access your personal information such as passwords, bank card details and your entire contact list.”
Anyone receiving the SMS can send a screenshot to [email protected] before deleting it. The setting will then block links in the message.
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