Alleged TikTok ‘Skyrim IRL’ Murders Shows the Real Danger of Stalkerware
Ali Nassar Abulaban, who makes “Skyrim IRL” TikToks, allegedly installed an app on his daughter's iPad to listen to conversations in an apartment.
How Jamie Spears Spied on Britney Spears Through iCloud
A security firm spied on Britney Spears through her iCloud account. Here's how to figure out if someone is doing that to you, and how to stop it.
A Stalkerware Firm Is Leaking Real-Time Screenshots of People's Phones Online
pcTattleTale, which markets itself for monitoring spouses without their consent, lets anyone view screenshots of infected devices by just visiting specific URLs.
FTC Orders Spyware Vendor to Stop Business
In a rare move, the FTC ordered SpyFone and its CEO to stop its surveillance business operations.
WhatsApp Spying Site Blames WhatsApp for Letting It Spy
A WhatsApp tracking site marketed to catching suspected cheating spouses blames WhatsApp for facilitating the service with its always-on online status feature.
You Can’t Hide Whether You Are Online on WhatsApp—And That’s a Problem
WhatsApp doesn't allow you to control who can see whether you are online or not. Privacy experts are worried this opens the door to stalkers.
Security Companies and Activists Launch ‘Coalition Against Stalkerware’
10 organizations are part of the Coalition, and they have also launched a website to help victims.
In a First, FTC Bans Company From Selling ‘Stalkerware’
The FTC’s move comes after Motherboard revealed a hacker had repeatedly breached Retina-X and gained access to sensitive user data.
Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends
The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Kaspersky Lab Will Now Alert Users to 'Stalkerware' Used In Domestic Abuse
Antivirus company Kaspersky Lab announced that its Android security product will now mark all stalkerware apps as malware, prompting users to delete them.
Hosting Provider Finally Takes Down Spyware Leak of Thousands of Photos and Phone Calls
After Motherboard reported that a consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data online, the company’s hosting provider took it down.
This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It
A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.