Apple iOS app sharing data with the Chinese government

As more and more people are showing a lot of interest in using Virtual Private Networks (VPN), some hackers are offering apps which in disguise of VPNs are busy stealing credentials and snooping into the device details.

According to the Global Mobile VPN Report 2019, more than 480 million mobile users are using various VPN apps that have been downloaded in 12 months.

And ringing the alarm are some apps which are either found stealing the user information or conducting espionage. One such app which was discovered doing so is VPN-Super-Unlimited which was downloaded more than 8 million times in just 12 months.

Mobile Jump is the developer behind the app which is discovered to be conducting espionage and as per the company’s intro on iOS and Google Play Store, the company aims to create products that enrich the experience of its users.

Going by the fine print, Mobile Jump says that the company collects and uses info that could identify its users on an individual note. The company specifies that it uses the location, including IP address, GPS and other sensor-related details and stores it on its servers for further analytics to improve its services. Also, the company says that it shares data with law enforcement agencies and regulators in the US, China, and the EU.

Technically speaking, data regulators in the EU and the US respect the privacy of users. But when it comes to the government of China, things are skeptical…..isn’t it?

Then better to invest in a VPN whose developer is known to us….what’s your say?

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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