You know it’s serious when you start seeing FB posts from non-technical contacts about a security issue…:
[…] Apparently, the problem is so massive that even network providers have noticed the problem and some of them, including Three and Vodafone have also issued warnings to users over the text message attacks.
Three urges victims that have installed the spyware:
You should be advised that your contacts, SMS messages and online banking details (if present) may have been accessed and that these may now be under the control of the fraudster.
It goes on to tell victims that a factory reset is needed or you will run the risk of exposure to a fraudster accessing your personal data.