[ISN] CEO indicted for company’s alleged mobile spyware app

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2688809/ceo-indicted-for-companys-alleged-mobile-spyware-app.html By Grant Gross IDG News Service Sept 29, 2014 The CEO of a Pakistani company has been indicted in the U.S. for selling a product called StealthGenie that buyers could use to monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on other people’s mobile phones, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The indictment of Hammad Akbar, 31, of Lahore, Pakistan, represents the first time the DOJ has brought a criminal case related to the marketing and sale of an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ said in a press release Monday. Akbar is CEO of InvoCode, the company selling StealthGenie online. Akbar is among the creators of StealthGenie, which could intercept communications to and from mobile phones, including Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices, the DOJ said. StealthGenie was undetectable by most people whose phones it was installed on and was advertised as being untraceable, the DOJ said. […]




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