has warned of spyware being used by foreign governments to hack into Apple and phones and stand mod menu download snoop on users’ activities.
The offending ‘spyware’ – software that steals information from a device – was created by Milan-based company RCS Lab, Google and security firm Lookout have revealed.
RCS Lab spyware has allegedly been used by the Italian and Kazakhstani governments to spy on private messages and contacts stored on their citizens’ smartphones.
However, the spyware is potentially capable of spying on a victim’s browser, apk portal camera, address book, clipboard and chat apps too.
RCS Lab is an example of a ‘lawful intercept’ company that claims to only sell to customers with legitimate use for surveillance, such as intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
But in reality, such tools have often been abused under the guise of national security to spy on business executives, human rights activists, mod menu gta journalists, academics and government officials, security experts say.
Spyware is a specific type of malware that steals information from a computer and sends it to a third party, without the person’s knowledge (file photo)
It’s thought RCS Lab’s spyware, nicknamed ‘Hermit’, is distributed via SMS messages that appear to come from legitimate sources.
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