Crafty hackers have changed tactics yet again to make the annoying FluBot text scam even more dangerous for unwary users by claiming your pictures have now been stolen.

But the ‘fix’ is actually a malware app which will steal your logins, passwords, bank account details and even all your contacts details. Now Scamwatch – run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – has warned anyone getting the latest texts: ‘Delete them immediately.’

To add to the confusion, when worried users click on the latest link in the scam texts, it tells you your phone is already infected – and links to an app which claims to fix the problem.

Crafty hackers have changed tactic yet again to make the annoying FluBot text scam even more dangerous for unwary users by claiming your pics have now been stolen (stock image) +3 Crafty hackers have changed tactic yet again to make the annoying FluBot text scam even more dangerous for unwary users by claiming your pics have now been stolen (stock image)

Mobile phone owners have been plagued by a non-stop stream of bizarre badly-spelled texts, initially claiming you have a voicemail and then that you have a parcel. They all included a link which downloaded an app onto Android phones that could hijack all your personal details. But the latest version of the scam is the most sophisticated yet – and experts fear many could fall for it. Scamwatch has received more than 13,000 complaints about the texts since the hacking campaign…

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