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Mobile spyware firm mSpy's database has appeared on the dark web, following an apparent hack on its systems last week. Emails, text messages, payment details, Apple IDs, passwords, photos and location data for mSpy users have all been exposed, according to investigative reporter Brian Krebs, who broke the story about the …

  1. Warm Braw Silver badge

    "Sensitive information may not necessarily be protected by regulations"

    Sensitive information cannot be protected by regulations. Once data has been exposed, no amount of regulation is going to make it disappear.

    That's the problem with data protection legislation - the downside for the snoop is rarely as serious as it is for the victim.

  2. Crazy Operations Guy

    If you don't trust someone

    Then why do you keep them around? When it comes to relationships, the whole thing is pretty much over the second you even start considering something like this. If you don't trust them enough for them to tell you the truth, then what hope does the relationship have? Same goes for employment.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: If you don't trust someone

      I believe that given the litigious nature society has become this is probably for CYA in case of a lawsuit.

  3. DryBones

    Today's secret word is


    Seriously, I think all operating systems should be patched to remove the ability to "hide" things on them. And by that I mean stuff that renders a process, a directory, etc, non-displayed even if looking in the right place. If it's not interesting /useful to end users fine, group it in a "system" category. But I want to be able to lift that lid and see the guts, including badware trying to slum.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Trey Ford of Metasploit maker, Rapid7 is like the pot calling the kettle...

    ""Not only is the legality of installing this software questionable (CFAA, etc.),".

    1/ CFAA only applies to US govt computers. Where is their a legality issue? mSpy is used primarily by parents monitoring their kids, and employers monitoring their own devices. Neither are illegal, and they both have perfectly legitimate applications.

    In what way is it questionable to watch how your kids are abusing your computer? Or why shouldn't an employer track and monitor any device used by employees. There is no legal issue here. There may be an abuse of ethics by an overbearing employer or parent, but neither of those are illegal.

    If, as an adult, you want privacy then pay for your own device instead of relying on your employer. And refuse to hand over control of your own device to your employer.

    1. streaky

      Re: Trey Ford of Metasploit maker, Rapid7 is like the pot calling the kettle...

      In what way is it questionable to watch how your kids are abusing your computer?

      Devil's advocate: probably because spyware isn't a good replacement for a babysitter. If your kids aren't able to deal with technology for age-related reasons they probably shouldn't be using that technology unsupervised.

      As for employer/employee relationships, people need to get a grip and not work for companies that do that.

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