[GLLUG] SMS text scam warning

Alain D D Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Sat Apr 24 09:18:28 UTC 2021

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 10:10:03AM +0100, Greater London Linux UUG wrote:
> Hello,
> bbc.co.uk/news/technology have relayed a warning from GCHQ about huge numbers 
> of messages sent to UK mobile phones claiming that there is a parcel on its 
> way, please download the "app" to get tracking details. It is nothing to do 
> with a parcel, the "app" is spyware aimed mainly at Android phones.

How hard would it be to get the app removed ?

+1 to the warning but please do more.

I must admit to being pleased that GCHQ is coming out of their bunker and
shouting warnings like this -- well overdue; these scams are truely a threat to
national security - or perhaps security of many UK nationals.

Alain Williams
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