Stalkerware tycoon ordered to alert the victims and pay a heavy fine

New York State forced a well-known spyware and stalkerware developer to pay a hefty fine and notify all victims that their smartphones were being monitored without their consent.

IN Twitter thread (opens in a new tab)The New York Attorney General’s office, Letitia James, said spyware vendor Patrick Hinchy was fined $410,000 for building the tools and using 16 companies to illegally promote them. Hinchy was also said to have promoted the tools with advertisements that claimed espionage was legal.

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