New global working group combines expertise for victim support and cybersecurity to help affected users.

The threat landscape for stalkerware – a term used to describe software applications that’s designed to track individuals while hiding from view – has widened, with a 31% increase in variants of stalkerware detected in 2019 as opposed to the year before, according to this report from Kaspersky.

Stalkerware is often used to the detriment of its subjects, as it can invade a person’s privacy and be used as a tool for abuse in cases of domestic violence and stalking.

To counteract the growing threats posed by stalkerware, 10 organizations – Avira, Electronic Frontier Foundation, European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, G DATA Cyber Defense, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, National Network to End Domestic Violence, NortonLifeLock, Operation Safe Escape and WEISSER RING – have come together to launch a global initiative called the Coalition Against Stalkerware.

This coalition aims to help victims of stalkerware, facilitate knowledge and awareness among members, as well as educate the public about the dangers of stalkerware.

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