Law Enforcement Officer Purchases FlexiSpy – Intercepts WhatsApp & Emails?
Malware that intercepts social media messages, emails & so much more
Well, if it’s not the bad guys it’s law enforcement these days using malware to intercept your private data, messages and the like.
Or at least that is what some suspect.
Motherboard obtained data that seemed to indicate that a Florida law enforcement officer purchased FlexiSpy, a malware that is used to intercept private data such as messages sent through email, WhatsApp, social media communications…
Jim Born, just so happens to be the former DEA Agent and Special Agent at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) who purchased the malware and, the now retired agent claims that he simply made the purchase to better understand it and not to actually use it on someone without a court order.
According to Motherboard it is truly unclear as to why the former agent really made the purchase.
FlexiSpy was originally marketed to those who wanted to or felt the need to spy on a spouse or lover whom they suspected of cheating, it’s changed a bit over the last year and now the marketing targets employees and children.
The spyware is available to purchase on the open market by the way, it is said that to deploy it, you would need physical access to one’s device.
Just remember, law enforcement could have a device stored as ‘evidence’ where they could if they could get into the device load the malware.
Not to mention, YouTube has a video or two on how to install the malware without having to actually have the victims device in hand.
What is truly frightening about this lovely little gem of malware is that, FlexiSpy has added features that make it a truly powerful way of spying on the ones you love, including the ability to siphon WhatsApp messages, remotely turn on the phone’s camera and microphone, rip files stored on the device, and of course the ability to hide itself from its victim.
As for FDLE, well they have absolutely no record of Agent Born ever making the purchase so he made the purchase as a private citizen which either makes his story a complete lie or makes him a jealous spouse, lover or nosy parent.
I don’t know, when it comes to ones interpersonal relationships even those with our children, I personally feel that it’s never okay to install malware onto a loved ones device for the sole purpose of spying on that individual.
If you feel that your loved one is lying to you, cheating on you, or whatever, perhaps rather than invade the individual’s privacy by installing malware onto that individuals device, which is a tit for a tat sort of move, you should just ask them.
If you don’t find that you are getting the answer you want or suspect, then maybe you should assess the relationship you have with said individual and make a decision, one that would make you happy, because confirming suspicions, never makes someone happy, it simply and only vindicates what you already know deep down.
Cristal M Clark
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