The National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) has warned through its Netholder Safety Office of a new mass-running mass fraud campaign in our country that takes advantage of the extended habit of the Spaniards to buy online.
According to the public body, several SMS campaigns have been identified supplanting parcel services. These messages claim that a package has been found for the recipient and that it is supposedly pending delivery to the user since the month of August.
However, such a package does not exist. The goal is to cheat the users to tap the link that accompanies the message. After clicking, they are redirected to a malicious page from which they are urged to download a fraudulent application.
The threat, qualified as medium importance by the organism, notwithstanding with some elements that invite the user to distrust. For example, the different modalities of the fraudulent message alternate words written in uppercase with others in tiny and with spelling faults.
Those who have been victims of this scam (who has arrived an SMS of these characteristics and you have downloaded the malicious application) very possibly have their mobile phones infected with malware.
In these cases, the Incibe recommends eliminating the application and scanning it with an updated antivirus. They also explain that you must "inform your contacts about this attack, since the malware will use the contacts of your agenda to send fraudulent SMS and be able to capture more victims."
If you have installed the malicious application file (with a malicious extension), you may not be able to uninstall the application or delete the downloaded .APK file. In this case, it is recommended that users restore their mobile phone to factory settings for greater security.
On the contrary, those who have received the SMS but have not downloaded the malicious application, they must simply delete the message from your input tray so as not to install it by mistake.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 06:06