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‘Stalkerware’ Website Let Anyone Intercept Texts of Tens of Thousands of People

A hacker exposes the awful security of two companies that sell spyware for consumers. By simply viewing the HTML of a particular website, anyone could log in and rummage through Facebook messages, texts, and phone call data.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.31.18
When Spies Come Home

Hacker Steals Customers' Text Messages from Android Spyware Company

A hacker has stolen text messages and call metadata from SpyHuman, a firm selling malware to the everyday consumer. It’s the fifth such consumer spyware company to be targeted recently.
Joseph Cox
7.9.18
Stalkerware

Don’t Use Software to Spy on Your Spouse

Reason’s “To Spy on a Cheating Spouse” explains a practice that harms thousands of women who are surveilled by their partners.
Samantha Cole
6.1.18
Stalkerware

‘Stalkerware’ Seller Shuts Down Apps ‘Indefinitely’ After Getting Hacked Again

A company that sells spyware or “stalkerware” for everyday users has ceased operations of its handful of apps that monitor computers and cellphones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.18
Stalkerware

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again

"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.16.18
FlexiSpy

Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp

In the first known case of a U.S. regional agency purchasing malware, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement officer bought FlexiSpy.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
When Spies Come Home

When Technology Takes Hostages: The Rise of 'Stalkerware'

NSA zero-days and sophisticated state surveillance tools get all the headlines. But we’re overlooking the dangerous, life-threatening, rise of “stalkerware,” which enables domestic violence.
Elle Armageddon
5.25.17
When Spies Come Home

Wanna Know If Someone Planted Spyware on Your Computer?

Activist Claudio Guarnieri has released a tool to detect and remove FlexiSpy from your PC.
Joseph Cox
5.2.17
When Spies Come Home

Meet FlexiSpy, The Company Getting Rich Selling 'Stalkerware' to Jealous Lovers

How a small company in Thailand came to dominate the shady market of consumer spyware.
Joseph Cox
4.21.17
When Spies Come Home

'I'm Going to Burn Them to the Ground': Hackers Explain Why They Hit the Stalkerware Market

The two hacktivists who stole tens of thousands of customer and company records from two consumer spyware companies speak up, explaining why and how they did it.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.17
When Spies Come Home

Inside the 'Stalkerware' Surveillance Market, Where Ordinary People Tap Each Other's Phones

Surveillance starts at home.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
4.18.17