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A new form of malware aka Flubot malware is spreading in UK and Europe!

Highlights:

NCSC warns of Flubot malware targeting Android devices

Understanding Flubot malware

Cyber security expert's comment on Flubot malware

Preventive measures to avoid such spyware

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and leading mobile telecom operators have issued a warning of a new malware also known as Flubot malware. According to NCSC, this new SMS-based spyware is targeting Android smartphones and devices across the UK.

As a result, organizations in the UK have been urged to take precautionary measures to ensure that their android devices are safe from this spyware.

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What is Flubot Malware?

The NCSC explained in its guidance post, "The tracking app is in fact spyware that steals passwords and other sensitive data. It will also access contact details and send out additional text messages – further spreading the spyware."

As outlined by the NCSC, the malware tricks the victims, making them feel they have missed a delivery package. Then it urges the victim into downloading a "tracking app" through a link that is delivered via SMS.

Needless to say, it's actually spyware and not a "tracking app." Once the victim downloads the app, it gains access to the device including information such as:

Credentials

Passwords

Banking information

Personal information

Basically, it gains access to almost every piece of information available on the device. Something that's even worse about it is that it also sends out the same message as the victim received to all the contacts that are available in the phone's contact book.

In order to succeed in tricking the victim, these messages impersonate big brands like Amazon, DHL, etc.

Telecom network providers such as Vodafone and EE have also cautioned their users that should be aware of the scam.

At the present time, the spyware…
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