The Flubot SMS scam is back AGAIN and is currently targeting people worldwide by pretending to be a security update for their device. The text message itself claims that the user needs to download a security update to get rid of Flubot, but by clicking on the link, they infect their device with Flubot.
How does the scam work?
* You receive an official-looking SMS message asking you to install a security update on your device.
* When you click on the link, you are taken to what looks like an official-looking page, and you are prompted to install the fake security update.
* If you click the link, the cyber attackers will be able to steal your banking passwords and other sensitive information from your device.
* Within minutes of this happening, the attackers will attempt to empty your bank accounts.
How Do You Protect Yourself?
* Do not click on any messages that contain the words “your device is infected with FluBot malware.” Delete them straight away. It is ok if you have already opened the message as long as you have not clicked the link.
* 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.
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.