Stalkerware: Protecting Yourself and Others from Surveillance Apps
In 2020, 53,870 mobile users were victims of stalkerware (Kaspersky). Stalkerware, a form of monitoring software, enables a remote user to track activities on another user’s device, such as location data, call logs and messages. It is most often used to monitor a spouse or partner without their permission. Stalkerware apps are designed to be hidden from the victim and victims are often unaware this software has been installed on their device. NCSA has partnered with ESET and the National Network to End Domestic Violence to bring awareness to the dangers of stalkerware, how to detect it, and what to do if you are a target.