MALWARE

Millions receive fake parcel delivery text messages

2:23 min
  • Millions of fake text messages about alleged deliveries have been sent out since Black Friday, and police are now warning people to be careful.

  • In the text messages people who have Android phones are asked to download an app to track an alleged delivery, but instead malware is downloaded which copies log-in-details and forwards the message to all the contacts in your phone book.

  • "That is why such a dreadful amount of people have received this message," says detective inspector Jan Olsson at the police's national IT crime unit.