It's been a bad week for people's phones
Denmark-based security firm Heimdal detected the malware, called "Mazar," which sends text messages that include an ostensibly harmless multimedia message link to users. Click through, and it downloads Tor to your phone, and then the actual malware, whose source the Tor software hides. (By the way, a little reminder for living in the twenty-first century, friends: Don't click on text message links from random senders.)
Heimdal thinks that over 100,000 phones have received the Mazar text in Denmark, the BBC reports, and the firm isn't yet sure if it's spread to other countries.
We've heard of such one-text menaces
Weirdly, the new malware can't infiltrate devices using Russian as their default language. Setting your phone to a foreign language seems like an extreme measure when common sense should keep you safe.