This American Surveillance Tool Helped Russians Spy On Androids And iPhones
As the infamous tourism tagline for Nevada’s gambling paradise goes, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. For Joshua Alner, a resident of Sin City, the opposite is true.
Alner is the chief of a small malware merchant, Killer Mobile, whose Tracer surveillance tool for Android and iPhone has spread far beyond Las Vegas, all the way to Russia, a Forbes investigation found. In what appears to be an unprecedented spyware deal between American and Russian firms, Killer's cellphone spy tools were resold by Moscow-based surveillance tech dealer, OpenGSM, which markets to both government agencies and the average consumer.
Most worrisome of all is that digital sleuths have spotted OpenGSM trying to recruit cybercriminals to boost the firm's....