Use of ‘stalkerware’ apps that allow abusers to spy on partners soar by 93% in pandemic

Exclusive: ‘They are abusing technology to deprive their victims of independence, privacy, and any type of autonomy,’ says security expert

Use of “deeply disturbing” apps that allow domestic abusers to spy on their partners has surged by 93 per cent since the pandemic hit Britain, new figures show.

Anti-virus firm Avast says there were 390 spyware cases in January and February last year but this rose to 755 cases in January and February this year.

You can read the full article from The Independent below:

Source: Use of ‘stalkerware’ apps that allow abusers to spy on partners soar by 93% in pandemic

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