The drama of digital spying apps (stalkerware) that place a hacker inside your phone

Worldwide, at least 53,870 smartphone users were spied on in 2020 by a third party using a smart device, according to a report. Brazil is the second country with the most victims.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL  - In 2020, at least 53,870 cell phone users worldwide were secretly spied on by a third person through their devices. Although less than two years ago (67,500), in 2021 there will be many more who will be secretly targeted, according to cyber security firm Kaspersky's projection.

The digital spying phenomenon, known to cybersecurity experts as stalkerware, has begun to become popular and spiral out of control in recent years with the expansion of mobile devices and hyper-connectivity, a result of the development of new technologies and the confinement imposed by the coronavirus . . .

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