FTC Bans SpyFone Company, CEO From Surveillance Business

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Company Directed to Delete All Secretly Stolen Data Mihir Bagwe • September 2, 2021    

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has, for the first time ever, banned a company and its CEO from the surveillance business in the U.S. Stalkerware service provider company SpyFone and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman, were banned for allegedly harvesting and sharing data through a hidden backdoor.

“SpyFone is a brazen brand name for a surveillance business that helped stalkers steal private information,” says Samuel Levine, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The stalkerware was hidden from device owners, but was fully exposed to hackers who exploited the company’s slipshod security.”

The FTC approved the ban after it had lodged an administrative complaint against Support King LLC, a Puerto Rico-based limited liability company that formerly did business

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