back to article It's the flu season – FluBot, that is: Surge of info-stealing Android malware detected

FluBot, a family of Android malware, is circulating again via SMS messaging, according to authorities in Finland. The Nordic country's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC-FI) lately warned that scam messages written in Finnish are being sent in the hope that recipients will click the included link to a website that requests …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Facepalm

    "written in Finnish [..] without Scandinavian letters"

    And that is supposed to be coming from your Scandinavian Telecom provider.

    Tell me that nobody is going to fall for that.

    Please.

    1. Skiron
      FAIL

      Re: "written in Finnish [..] without Scandinavian letters"

      They obviously do. Who in their right mind installs apps from _any_ webite?

      Serves 'em right!

      1. Alumoi Silver badge

        Re: "written in Finnish [..] without Scandinavian letters"

        Who in their right mind installs apps from _any_ webite?

        Every Tom, Dick, and Harry?

      2. insanehound

        Re: "written in Finnish [..] without Scandinavian letters"

        No. it doesn't "serve 'em right!"

        The victim of a crime is never to blame. Unfortunately the average joe is not interested in tech news, so doesn't even read the warning or news stories about these attacks

        1. ThatOne Silver badge

          Re: "written in Finnish [..] without Scandinavian letters"

          Indeed! The average Joe is totally overwhelmed by all that and happy when (s)he gets some vaguely intelligible instructions (s)he can actually follow without a dictionary. Things like don't trust this or never do that are way above his pay grade.

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