Received a text about a missed parcel? Be careful what you click on

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that a scam text message asking recipients to install a tracking app due to a ‘missed package delivery’ is actually installing a malicious piece of spyware. You can read the story on their website.

The spyware, which is called FluBot, is being targeted at Android phone users.

Once recipients tap the link in the fraudulent message, they may find their devices at risk of hacking. This kind of attack can lead to loss of money, personal details or autonomy over your phone.

Therefore, it is important to stay safe by thinking twice if you receive a suspicious-looking message.

If you don’t recognise the number of the sender or haven’t ordered anything, it could be a hoax.

It’s best to only track your parcel by heading to the retailer’s website directly or referring to order confirmation emails which you’re sure are genuine.

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Consider sharing this article with your colleagues who may be working on the same device with which they make online orders. Increasing awareness can help protect your company files and funds as well as people’s personal information.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are working together to support the establishment of Regional Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs). The CRCs represent a significant opportunity for the NCSC to expand the reach of its guidance and services to smaller organisations across the country, and provide an extra level of practical support to enhance their impact. The NCSC is currently assisting the NPCC in determining the suite of cyber security services that the CRCs will be able to offer.