New Delhi: SmeshApp, a spyware app, was removed by Google from its play store after concerns over its users’ data. According to a probe carried out by CNN-IBN, the application was used by Pakistan intelligence agencies to spy on Indian army troops.
The probe reports showed that this application was exclusively used by Pakistan to access pivotal important information about the movement of the army and other crucial information.
The investigation revealed that this application was used during the attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in January 2016 by the Pakistan handlers. It helped them gain access to crucial information on the movement of troops.
The spyware app was used by Pakistani intelligence agencies to corrupt smart phones and computers of the soldiers. Once a person installs this application on a device, the application shares all the personal information like texts, photos and phone logs on the phones can be accessed by a third party, thus compromising the safety and security of the country.
The information collected by the app was reportedly stored on a server in Germany and is hosted by a man based out of Karachi.