Over 58,000 Android users had stalkerware installed on their phones last year
A new report by Kaspersky Lab highlights the rise of ‘stalkerware’, which is a type of spyware offered by legitimate firms for supposedly benign aims like monitoring children or employees. However, many stalkerware apps do not indicate to users that they are being monitored, even though legitimate solutions should do so.
Kaspersky Lab detected stalkerware on 58,000 Android phones last year. More than 60% of the affected users, over 35,000, were not aware of the spyware until it was detected by Kaspersky Lab’s mobile anti-malware suite.