Prison » Iran may be using ‘weaponized’ apps available on the App Store and Google Play to spy on MILLIONS of people around the world, report claims

Daily Mail
February 16, 2018

Iran could be secretly spying on millions of users in the US, UK and around the world who have downloaded covertly state-sponsored applications on Apple and Google’s app stores. 

That’s according to a new report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a political group that opposes the Iranian regime, published on Thursday.

The report claims that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has created spyware-enabled apps for ‘cyber-surveillance and repression’ that are available on the App Store, the Google Play Store and GitHub with the goal of ‘monitoring and preventing’ new political uprisings.

Specifically, it calls out Mobogram, an instant messenger app available on the App Store and the Google Play Store, as a ‘weaponized’ application developed and monitored by the Iranian regime.

Mail Online has reached out to Apple and Google for comment.

‘The IRGC has weaponized western cyber technology to target its own people as the population is engaged in the uprising to free the country,’ said Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the NCRI’s Washington office, in a statement to Mail Online.

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