We’ve had several of these and there’s a good chance you have too. This week has seen Ofcom and all the major mobile operators – EE, Vodafone, Three UK and O2 – issue warns to customers about a surprisingly prevalent piece of malware called FluBot, which sends fake DHL or FedEx delivery messages that can infect your phone.

At this point we’ve probably all experienced the occasional SPAM TXT and the idea of including a dodgy link, which can be used for phishing your personal details or to infect your device, is nothing particularly new. Obviously, it’s not the text message itself that’s dangerous, but the link it includes and what happens if you access (click / tap) it.

In this case FluBot generates a fake DHL Delivery message, which includes a link for tracking a non-existent parcel. Like most such scams there’s a strong element of social engineering involved, which may explain why this particular malware (malicious software) has…

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