back to article Miscreants leak texts and info siphoned by Android stalkerware app LetMeSpy

It's bad enough there's some Android stalkerware out there with the not-at-all-creepy moniker LetMeSpy. Now someone's got hold of the information the app collects – such as victims' text messages and call logs – as well as the email addresses of those who sought out the software, and leaked it all. The stolen data has been …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    someone obtained "unauthorized access"

    "Hello, Mr Kettle. I'm Mr Pot."

    Please can we have a Spy vs Spy icon?

    1. The Travelling Dangleberries

      Re: someone obtained "unauthorized access"

      "...And the ladies in the cloakroom

      Take no notice of me..."

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "a tool for parental and employee control"

    Parental control ?

    If you're a parent and you use this "tool", you fail at parenting.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "a tool for parental and employee control"

      A tool named "LetMeSpy" might be capable of parental control but has a reputation of being "spouseware" or "stalkerware".

      It's not just parenting that's being failed here

  3. lglethal Silver badge

    That ruling by the Supreme Court is really messed up.

    Well at least it's good to know that we can now send 1000's of messages to the various Justices, with the words "Fuck off and die!" and they will happily ignore them, as clearly it doesn't meet the "True-threat" standard....


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Nope: It's only okay if a man sends it to a woman who has (somehow) rejected him.


      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        So consistent with the Supreme Court's view of abortion where a woman's body is a chattel of a current or future marriage or of the state?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "The stalkerware slinger said it informed the cops and a data-protection watchdog about the privacy breach"

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    It's a bit like the guy going to the cops because that lump of best Moroccan turned out to be an oxo cube

  5. Flightmode
    Big Brother

    Does anyone know if there's any trojan stalkerware out there?

    Say Eve installs a spying app on Alice's phone and signs up to the web site to receive updates, but then gets a message that it's not supported or something. Instead ALICE gets notified about what Eve is trying to do AND gets the option to get info from HER phone instead? Because that would be the ultimate payback for this kind of behaviour.

    Big Brother icon, because obvious.

  6. teebie

    "one security researcher, Maia Arson Crimew"

    You don't hear much about portmanteau nominative determinism. I wonder if she every worked with Jeff Larcenyucky.

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