Phone text danger! – Flubot

Phone text danger! – Flubot

As most everyone knows, cyber-crime has increased massively over the last year or two. Dodgy emails have been the weapon of choice for criminals.  But now a new threat is growing, catching out victims via SMS text messages on our phones.

Flubot, having done the rounds of European countries has arrived in Australia and I’m getting plenty of dodgy text messages wanting me to click on a link to listen to a voicemail message.

If you tap on the message, you will be taken to a legitimate-looking website.  The site prompts you to install an app so that you can listen to the message. Once you install the malware and your phone is infected, it will access your contacts list and send itself to all of them. It can access your personal information including banking details, so is particularly dangerous.

The malware app is particularly difficult to remove. Some have had to factory reset their phone.  So this is another reason to make sure that your phone is always backed up.

The Flubot text messages have bad grammar and spelling as you can see from the screenshot, so they are easy to pick if you are alert.  But this is probably just the start. Expect more sophisticated bait in the future.

If your phone is not controlled by your IT department make sure that you have some protection installed such as ‘Lookout’ which can be installed from the Google PlayStore.

Although Flubot only infects Android phones but stay awake to possible threats coming to your iPhone.

Keep your personal and business data safe and secure.

If you are interested to talk with IT experts, please call at 1300 795105 and we can discuss options for your business needs.

Prima Technologies is a local IT managed services company with a passion for helping businesses to work efficiently, and safely with their computer systems.

Keep your business running smoothly and your data safe and secure. We take care of all your technology needs so you can achieve your company’s dreams and objectives.

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One Day Backups May Save Your Business

One Day Backups May Save Your Business

One Day Backups May Save Your Business

One-day backups may save your business from big trouble if you had been keeping file backups. There was a story the other day about a company that was hit with a ransomware virus and all their data was encrypted. Because they didn’t have consistent backups, they had to pay the ransom to get their data back.

It’s not like you’re going to recover all the encrypted data at all. Not to mention many cases that paid ransom only to find out that they still couldn’t get the data that were withheld. You can’t expect that to happen at all.

One thing I cannot stress enough is the importance of backing up your personal or company data. I believe in the rule that any data that is important enough to back up should be kept in at least two other locations.

Anything can happen in the blink of an eye; hard drive failure, virus infection or ransomware encrypting all your files, or even a fire in your office building.

If you are interested in learning how backups can benefit your company, please call at 1300 795105 and we can discuss options for backing up your company files.

Prima Technologies is a local IT managed services company that has a passion for helping businesses to work efficiently, and safely with their computer systems.

Keep your business running smoothly and your data safe and secure. We take care of all your technology needs so you can achieve your company’s dreams and objectives.

See our latest case study published on the D-Link Australia website.

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