Android Users Beware: Hackers Use Text Scam To Install Password-Stealing, Money-Swindling Malware

Android Users Beware: Hackers Use Text Scam To Install Password-Stealing, Money-Swindling Malware

Android users should watch out for a new campaign that malicious actors use to trick unsuspecting consumers into installing the dreadful FluBot malware, which steals financial login and password data.

Hackers have devised new schemes to gain access to over 2 billion Android devices. According to a new advisory from the Computer Emergency Response Team of New Zealand (CERT NZ), malicious actors behind the malware, called FluBot, now use different text scams, ranging from package delivery alerts to stolen photos being uploaded online to warnings that FluBot has infected their devices.

Unfortunately, none of these messages are authentic. The truth is that they are just some tricks the hackers use to dupe users into downloading and installing the malware into their Android devices.

“The wording of the text messages may be about parcel delivery, or that photos of the recipient have been uploaded. In both cases there will be a link, asking you to install an app or a security update,” CERT NZ warned consumers in an advisory released Friday.

“Given that the wording of these texts has changed within a short timeframe, it is likely the wording will change again. Be wary of any suspicious text messages you receive, asking you to click on a link,” the government agency on cybersecurity added…Read more>>

Source:-ibtimes

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