New Delhi. No one is safe from cyber attacks today. Hackers have also broken into Apple smartphones, which are considered the most secure. According to a report by Google, with the help of hacking tools, hackers have gained messages and contacts by breaking into Apple and Android smartphones. The spyware with which the hacking has been done is made by an Italian company. This company claims that the list of its clients includes law enforcement agencies in many European countries.
According to Google’s report, this spyware has been utilized to spy on Apple and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan. The report affirms that this company has developed tools specifically designed to access private messages and contacts on smartphones. Meanwhile, the Milan-based accused RCS Lab asserts that they operate within the boundaries of the law.
This spyware is quite dangerous
Google has said in its report that the spyware made by the Italian company is very dangerous. The report states that RCS Lab is spreading dangerous hacking tools. It is giving weapons in the hands of the governments. Google says that governments cannot develop hacking tools on their own, but companies like RCS Lab make up for this shortcoming. Google researcher Billy Leonard says that in many cases hackers using RCS spyware have also worked with Internet service providers to their targets. This shows that the hacking group also has links with the government.
The company claims it helps in the investigation of crimes
RCS Lab claims that its products and services comply with European regulations, as reported by Reuters. The company assists law enforcement agencies in investigating crimes and has denounced the misuse of its products. RCS Lab asserts that its employees do not participate in any activities performed by their customers. The company identifies itself as the originator of lawful interception technology and services, offering voice, data collection, and tracking systems. RCS Lab states that it manages 10,000 intercepted targets every day in Europe alone.