Recognizing and guarding against SMS FluBot phishing scams



In recent weeks, mobile users in several countries have been receiving SMS messages linking to a banking Trojan called “FluBot”. This threat pretends to be from a delivery company and asks users to install a tracking app in order to track the status of the package, but in fact is used to steal credentials and other personal data. At Avast we’re continuing to see new samples of FluBot coming in daily via our mobile threat intelligence platform apklab.io.

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Ondrej David is Malware Analysis Team Leader at Avast.

According to recent research, FluBot so far has already infected 60,000 devices and the total number of phone numbers collected by the attackers was estimated at 11 million by late February/early March.



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