Spyware Maker Indicted On US Charges

spyware maker CEO

Hammad Akbar, CEO of InvoCode (a Pakistani company) has been indicted in US for selling a spyware that could monitor calls, texts,images, videos on other people's mobile phones.
Hammad Akbar

The company was selling the spyware app "stealth genie" in online. US Department Of Justice said that the "stealth genie" could intercept communications to and from mobile phones including Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Stealth genie includes amazing piece of codes, that enables the app to remain undetected on victim's mobile phones. Akbar was charged with with conspiracy, sale of a surreptitious interception device, advertisement of a known interception device.

He was arrested in Los Angeles saturday and is expected to appear before a magistrate judge in the Central District of California late Monday.

Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Criminal Division said, "Selling spyware is not just reprehensible, it’s a crime"

To install the "stealth genie", you need physical access to the target's phone. After the installation, you will get all the call logs,texts,images,videos and recordings in your account without the victim's knowledge.

InvoCode not the only company that makes spyware applications, there are hundreds of companies selling spyware apps online. Spyware applications can monitor child, spouse and even employees, so we cannot say that the spyware applications should be banned from the country.

Department of Justice may take actions against all the spyware making companies soon. But you know, everyone loves to spy others. So I don't think the usage of spyware's can be controlled by these actions, because we all know, "Where there is demand there will be supply".

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