Stalkware is being installed on more and more victims’ devices, and the trend is only accelerating, according to a new report. When spouses, colleagues, domestic partners, and random strangers install software to spy on a victim, the “stalkerware” can be a disturbing tool of abuse. And it’s a tool that’s part of a problem that is growing in size and scope. A new report, “The State of Stalkerware in 2019,” from Kaspersky Lab, shows that from January to August 2019 there were more than 518,223 cases globally when the company’s technologies either registered the presence of stalkerware on users’ devices or detected an attempt to install it. That represents a 373% increase from the same period in 2018.
Source: Bleeping Computer