Use of ‘stalkerware’ apps increased 93% since lockdown

Software from security firm Avast found over 4,585 users in the UK had apps capable of spying on them and stealing information, known as spyware and stalkerware.

The use of apps that let attackers spy on you and steal your personal photos and private messages has increased by 93 per cent since the first lockdown, experts warn.

Software from security firm Avast found over 4,585 users in the UK had apps capable of spying on them and stealing information, known as spyware and stalkerware.

Internationally 165,049 users of Avast security software had these apps installed between January and February this year – a 93 per cent increase on the same time in 2020.

You can read the full article from the Mail on Sunday below:

Source: Use of ‘stalkerware’ apps increased 93% since lockdown

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By / Published On: April 23rd, 2021 / Tags: / Categories: Crime, News /

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