Just recently high-ranking Georgian officials were accused of hacking into their political opponents’ computers and phone call tapping – recordings that were later uploaded to YouTube.
With the prevalence of mobile phones, phone call tapping stepped up a notch – moving from bulky hardware to undetected spyphone software. With a wide range of capabilities such as grabbing contact lists, emails, phone recordings and text messages – these spyphones are the favorite surveillance choice of adversaries.
For political opponents such a device compromise could be devastating. From losing out on an upcoming election to spilling country secrets.
Who else on attacker’s radars? Military personnel, business executives and let us not forget… suspected cheating spouses.