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We would like to make you aware of a new malware called FluBot that is spreading through text messages on mobile phones. The text message asks the recipient to click on a link to track a missing package. Once a person clicks on the link provided in the text message, the spyware is installed and can steal passwords, banking information, and contact information. Some of the popular carriers mentioned in the text message include Fedex, UPS, Amazon, and DHL. 

Please be very diligent about the text messages you receive and the links provided. Do not click on any links unless you were expecting to receive a text message and know the sender. Hackers prey on people’s curiosity and will entice you to click on links with promises of undelivered packages, sweepstakes, and more. Do not fall victim to these malicious messages.

The following is just one of many examples of malicious text messages:

Example of a malicious text message


 

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