Pakistani Developer Arrested in US for Selling Smartphone Spyware

A company head has been indicted for selling spyware application for smartphones, according to a report by Reuters today.

The CEO of the UK-based company InvoCode, Hammad Akbar, has been charged for conspiracy and surreptitious interception by the US Department of Justice. The company manufactured and sold StealthGenie, an undetectable and untraceable spyware application that could intercept communications to and from a mobile, including Apple, Android and Blackberry devices.

The application, once installed, allows conversation to be monitored, collects user’s incoming and outgoing email and SMS messages, incoming voicemail, address book, calendar, photographs and videos.

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