Hackers attacked WebDetetive spyware servers and deleted data of its victims
Hackers have attacked the servers of the Portuguese-language spyware WebDetetive. The incident is reported by TechCrunch.
The unnamed hackers found and exploited security vulnerabilities in the software. This allowed them to compromise WebDetetive’s servers and gain access to user databases. The hackers also claim that they managed to disconnect the connection to the victims’ devices and block the download of new compromising data.
DDoSecrets, a non-profit organization, obtained WebDetetive’s data and submitted it for analysis. The information shows that at the time of the leak, WebDetetive had compromised 76,794 devices. In recent years, the victims of spyware have been owners of Android devices in South America, mainly Brazil.
It is not yet known who is behind the attack on WebDetetive. It is also not yet confirmed that the hackers have removed the victims’ devices from the network.
WebDetetive is an application that is installed on a person’s phone without their consent. It invisibly uploads the contents of the user’s phone to its servers, including messages, call logs, call records, photos, etc.
It is noteworthy that this is the second spyware attacked by hackers within a few months to destroy data. Earlier, the LetMeSpy spy app stopped working after the hack.