10 organizations are part of the Coalition, and they have also launched a website to help victims.
The FTC’s move comes after Motherboard revealed a hacker had repeatedly breached Retina-X and gained access to sensitive user data.
Antivirus company Kaspersky Lab announced that its Android security product will now mark all stalkerware apps as malware, prompting users to delete them.
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.
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.
The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.
"Stalkerware" apps let abusers monitor their partner's phones and track their locations—without them knowing.
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.
Consumer spyware company Family Orbit confirmed that it left its cloud storage servers vulnerable to hackers.
A hacker broke into the servers of TheTruthSpy, one of the most notorious stalkerware companies out there, and stole logins, audio recordings, pictures, and text messages, among other data.
A company that sells surveillance software to parents and employers left “terabytes of data” including photos, audio recordings, text messages and web history, exposed in a poorly-protected Amazon S3 bucket.
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.