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Government and telcos join forces to combat latest text scam

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 8:23am
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(Photo / Getty)

Government and telcos join forces to combat latest text scam

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 8:23am

The Government and telcos are joining forces to battle the latest text scam. 

The Flubot scam started in September, and continues to send out about 400,000 messages daily.  

People receive a text about a missed call or parcel delivery with a legitimate looking link that actually sends you to malware.  

Nadia Yousef is the incident response manager with CERT NZ, the Government’s cyber security watchdog. 

She told Mike Yardley the scam isn't slowing down. 

“We’ve put over 1000 takedown requests to try get the websites in the background blocked, the scale of this thing has been absolutely huge.” 

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