THESE apps had HIDDEN code secretly sending data to US Intelligence!

in #privacy8 months ago

Hidden code in certain apps has been sending your data to... a US Intelligence defense contractor??

Apparently app creators were PAID to put an SDK from Measurement Systems into their app, which harvested data like precise location, email, and phone numbers, nearby computers and mobile devices, information that is stored in the phone’s clipboard including passwords, and it had the ability to scan parts of the phone’s file system, including specifically the files stored in the WhatsApp downloads folder.

According to the WSJ, the company collecting the data "is linked through corporate records and web registrations to a Virginia defense contractor that does cyber intelligence, network-defense and intelligence-intercept work for U.S. national-security agencies."

We give you all the details.

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0:00 Pre-roll
0:49 Overview
1:41 Google Bans Apps Secretly Stealing Your Data
3:01 What does the malware DO?
4:21 How did the malware get in the code?
8:39 Who is responsible? Reports link to a VA defense contractor!
10:33 Full List Of Affected Apps
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You can find the wsj article:

You can find the full report on the spyware, along with the list of apps affected:

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