WWP EN Webinars 2020

Christina Jankowski: Stalkerware - An invisible threat on your phone

Recording & Slides

Recording and slides for the webinar are available. Simply send an e-mail to anna.mckenzie(at)work-with-perpetrators.eu and let us know that you are interested.

Webinar Details

Stalkerware is software that enables perpetrators to monitor the activities of their partners without their knowledge or consent. Installed on a cell phone, these apps grant access to the most private information, such as text messages, location of the phone’s user and much more. According to Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity company, the number of users facing stalkerware rose by 35% in the last year, while the European Institute for Gender Equality found that “70 % of women who have experienced cyber stalking, have also experienced at least one form of physical or/and sexual violence from an intimate partner”.

In stalkerware, we are facing an increasing threat towards women in abusive relationships and a dangerous tool of power and control.

In this introductory webinar, participants learned about

  • Available apps
  • Numbers behind the problem
  • Information which perpetrators can access via stalkerware
  • Perpetrators’ easy access to the software

Facilitator

Christina Jankowski works as Senior External Relations Manager for Kaspersky, one of the leading cybersecurity companies in the world.
Kaspersky is also one of the founding partners of the Coalition Against Stalkerware. The Coalition is a new global working group combining expertise for victim support and cybersecurity to help users affected by stalkerware (www.stopstalkerware.org).
Christina shared Kaspersky’s knowledge on stalkerware as a first introduction to the topic, to understand the problem and threats, and also to give some advice how to protect against stalkerware.

Last changed: 27.03.2020