News reaching more and more users about the alleged isolation recommendation is a scam – under no circumstances should the page provided in the SMS be opened.
- “Isolation” sender message is incorrect – clicking on the link given in the SMS may affect your smartphone.
- This is one of the biggest phishing attacks – affecting millions of messages sent.
- Only Android devices are at risk.
- If you have installed the app via SMS, turn off the phone, contact your bank and securely change all passwords.
“You have been sent for 10 days of isolation” – Ignore this SMS
In recent hours, signals have begun to emerge from Internet users regarding the large number of SMS messages sent by users. “IsolationAccording to reports, the address of the fake news may be in the millions.
SMS content is the same in all cases: “You were sent for 10 days isolation for an infection near you. For more information https://cutt.ly/xxx”.
Although the sender is described as “isolated”, it seems safe – Under no circumstances should you open the page indicated in the content.
What does a given page in SMS lead to from “isolation”?
Opening the website will not affect your device.
However, downloading an application from it is risky Flash player. This includes installing software that records all the activities of the phone user (including bank login details), which can result in hacking into the electronic bank.
Android smartphones are at risk of disabling this phishing attack.
If you installed the app with a fake SMS about isolation – Turn off the device and contact your bank. It is worth it Turn passwords into portalsThe infected data may be stored on the smartphone. Check out how to create a secure password.
Source: Own study
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