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Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam - Flubot

Just a warning to Android users to be vigilant:

 

A text-message scam that infects Android phones is spreading across the UK, experts have warned.

The message - which pretends to be from a package delivery firm, prompts users to install a tracking app - but is actually a malicious piece of spyware.

Called Flubot, it can take over devices and spy on phones to gather sensitive data, including online banking details.

 

BBC News.

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Re: Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam - Flubot

A waening from O2 here too https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/Phishing-Smishing-amp-Scams-Latest-info-amp-advice/m-p/14...
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam - Flubot

@MI5 The thing is most people don't see these posts, when I sign into Community then click - View All - None of the stickies or recent moderator posts show up, what's the point in adding security warnings to a February thread when most people don't even see it?

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Re: Warning over major Android 'package delivery' scam - Flubot

It shows up in unread post for me.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)