Do you have an Apple iPhone? You must beware! Hackers target you with FluBot nasty malware that steals money
If you are an iPhone user, you should take precaution immediately because FluBot malware is on the prowl to steal your money. Know what you need to do to AVOID it.
If you’re using an Apple iPhone, be careful and stay alert! A new FluBot nasty malware is loaded onto iPhones by hackers. Malware operators FluBot are particularly targeting European countries with a new country-to-country money-stealing campaign to push the data-stealing malware into iPhones.
Detected and reported by cybersecurity firm Bitdefender, this malicious attack uses the vicious FluBot to steal smartphone users’ credit card information and banking credentials, opening the way for cybercriminals to attack users’ accounts and perform shopping online without even letting them know. Initially, the malware was detected in Romania, but now it is spreading to most European countries with the same FluBot campaign that uses the smishing attack technique.
Basically, the malware spreads through a simple text message to your Apple iPhone. The text message usually arrives in the user’s inbox suggesting that the victim has a voicemail waiting for a new package which is being delivered with a malicious link attached to it to find more information. And here is the real catch! Once you click on this link, you will be redirected to a new web page where online scammers will ask you to download an app to access voicemail or package delivery company. You must beware! Never download such apps. In fact, the app looks like an official app from a reputable and famous company.
Not so hard to guess, of course, there will be no voicemail or delivery package information waiting for you. This is just a trick to trick you into downloading and installing FluBot malware on your iPhone.
DO NOT fall for this malware trap! Here’s how to avoid
Bitdefender suggests all users to install a security solution application that can detect not only this FluBot, but also any social engineering techniques used to install this malware on users’ smartphones. The easiest way to get out of the reach of this malware is to NEVER click on the links attached to it whenever you receive a text message suggesting that you have a voicemail or package delivery.