CEO of Creepy ‘STALKER’ App Indicted By Feds

invocodeThe CEO of tech company InvoCode that created the StealthGenie spying app was arrested this weekend and charged by federal prosecutors.

The indictment reads:

“He is a leader of the criminal conspiracy responsible for StealthGenie….StealthGenie is an app designed to run on a variety of mobile smartphone platforms, including Google Inc.’s Android platform. Blackberry Limited’s Blackberry platform, and Apple Inc.’s iPhone platform. It surreptitiously intercepts a variety of both outgoing and incoming wire and electronic transmissions to and from the smartphone on which it is installed.

Hammad Akbar, a 31-year-old who is the CEO of a company called InvoCode, faces charges of “conspiracy, sale of a surreptitious interception device, advertisement of a known interception device, and advertising a device as a surreptitious interception device,” according to a report from Ars Technica.

The app can monitors calls, texts, videos, and other communications on mobile phones “without detection,” federal prosecutors said. “Selling spyware is not just reprehensible — it’s a crime,” U.S. Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said in a statement. “Apps like StealthGenie are expressly designed for use by stalkers and domestic abusers who want to know every detail of a victim’s personal life—all without the victim’s knowledge.”

Will keep you informed as more details continue to develop.

SOURCE: VentureBeat.