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.
Fiverr removed a number of listings after Motherboard approached the company for comment.
The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
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.
"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.
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.
A company that sells spyware or “stalkerware” for everyday users has ceased operations of its handful of apps that monitor computers and cellphones.
"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."