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Android-based phone monitoring app LetMeSpy has disclosed a security breach that allowed an unauthorized third-party to steal sensitive data associated with thousands of Android users.

“As a result of the attack, the criminals gained access to email addresses, telephone numbers and the content of messages collected on accounts,” LetMeSpy said in an announcement on its website, noting the incident took place on June 21, 2023.

Following the discovery of the hack, LetMeSpy said it notified law enforcement and data protection authorities. It’s also taking steps to suspend all account-related functions until further notice. The identity of the threat actor and their motives are currently unknown.

The work of a Polish company named Radeal, LetMeSpy is offered as a monthly subscription ($6 for Standard or $12 for Pro), allowing its customers to snoop on others simply by installing the software on their devices. An Internet Archive snapshot from December 2013 shows that it’s billed as a tool for parental or employee control.

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