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NCC warns Telecommunication consumers to desist from installing unprotected apps

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted Telecommunication Consumets in Nigeria of the existence of a new and extremely-damaging malware system known as "Flubot."

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) made this known in a statement signed by the Commission's Director of Public relations, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde on, Friday, the 22nd of October, 2021.

NCC said, information received from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), indicated that "Flubot" malware attacks Android devices by pretending to be "FedEx, DHL, Correos, and Chrome applications", the commission also added that "Flubot" is circulated through Short Message Service (SMS).

The Commission has consequently advised Nigerians to ignore suspicious messages on their phones and computers.

The NCC emphasized: “do not click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message, and do not install any app or security update the page asks you to install."

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