The federal trade commission (FTC) has banned SpyFone and its CEO Scott Zuckerman because the stalkerware app company secretly harvested and share data on people physical movements, phone use and the online activities through hidden device hack.
The company apps sold real time access to the secret information and allowed the stalkers and domestic abusers to stealthily track the potential targets of their violence. The spyware comes from the different configurations e.g location tracking to spying on the phone content or ability to read messages.
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So FTC banned the spyware from the surveillance industry because the company has been facing the problems that its apps are used to spy on unsuspecting victims.
FTC explained to the media that this app can harvest and share the data and the personal information, the information in the mobile phone and the online activities. Example of the spyfone app of harvesting data is that if a person is going through breakup or divorced the stolen data from the device can be used as a blackmailing tool.
What people do with SpyFone like stalkwares?
FTC not only banned the company but they suggested that SpyFone notify all victims of devices where the stalkware were installed. Might be possible that the victims device have been monitored and the devices might not be secured.
This app does not implement the correct security protocols. Same thing can be done before: A hacker made off the personal data and details of 2,200 victims, that data includes the photos, text messages and app purchasers passwords etc.