Several weeks ago, Cyber Talk wrote about Retina-X, a spyware company that had been breached. At issue was that the company housed the information captured by the spyware in cloud servers that were getting repeatedly hacked. Now, the company is finally shutting down.
As Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai from Motherboard reports, “The company sells subscriptions to apps that allow the operator to access practically anything on a target’s phone or computer, such as text messages, emails, photos, and location information.” Sensitive information that could be quite dangerous in the wrong hands.
The story has been unfolding over several incidents. Initially, Retina-X denied it had been breached. Now, the company is acknowledging the data exposure. And, it appears that the hacker, who seems to be a privacy vigilante, has driven the company out of business.
The company posted a message about the closing on its website. Writes Franceschi-Bicchierai, “In its announcement, the company admitted that a hacker accessed and exposed ‘some photographic material’ of two of its apps, TeenShield and PhoneSheriff. But added that ‘No personal data was accessed.’”
Get the full story at Motherboard.