The Flubot SMS scam is back again and is currently targeting people worldwide in a fresh wave of attacks. Several of our users have already received suspicious messages, which have been confirmed to contain Flubot. Please be on the lookout for any suspicious SMS messages asking you to click on links or install applications to listen to a voicemail or track a package from FedEx, DHL, or Amazon.
How does the scam work?
- You receive an official-looking SMS message from your bank or delivery provider asking you to log in to confirm something.
- When you click on the link, you are taken to what looks like an official-looking page, and you are asked to log in.
- Once you enter your username and password, you will be taken to an error page and asked to try again.
- At this point, the cyber attackers have your username and password and will be able to log in to your account.
How Do You Protect Yourself?
- Never, ever, ever, EVER click on any links sent via SMS unless you are sure that they are legitimate and that you trust the sender.
- Only open links after you have checked that they are safe by running them through the Incognito Website Checker. We will tell you if it is good or not.
- When you ever log in to your bank, always go to the bank’s homepage and find the login button.
Let me know if you need any help, and please do share this tip with friends and family.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.