back to article Sanctions-hit Russian developers fingered for crafting 'Monokle' Android snoopware

A Russian software developer, currently under American sanctions for its purported role in the Kremlin's interference with the 2016 US elections, is now selling spyware to governments. Researchers at security house Lookout today reported [PDF] that St Petersburg-based Special Technology Centre (STC) is developing and …

  1. Claverhouse Silver badge
    Holmes

    The Enemy Remains The Same

    As with the misfortunate Mr. Mueller, heavy on speculative pronouncement; rather light on documented incontrovertible evidence.

    1. Kabukiwookie Silver badge

      Re: The Enemy Remains The Same

      Lots of down voters in denial that they're being gamed by a corrupt political system?

      As you mentioned there wasn't any proof. The interference from the Russian trollfarm amounted to a total of $4700 in Google ads.

      Wake up people, the people you should be investigating critically are the politicians who deny you universal health care, affordable education and have no qualms sending your brothers and sisters off to die to ensure corporate profits to keep their corru^H^H^H^H^Hlobbying gravy train going.

      1. GnuTzu Silver badge

        Re: The Enemy Remains The Same -- Duocrats

        Who profits from the political divide that arises from a duocracy that looks as if it was specifically designed to take representation away from regular voters--not to mention all those moderates and centrists actually willing to collaborate on productive, constructive solutions that actually do real good.

  2. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    But Mr Trump clearly stated that there was no Russian interference in the 2016 elections so how can a Russian have sanctions put against him?

    1. vtcodger Silver badge

      It's a gift

      Mr Trump apparently has been granted the extraordinary power to view and dwell in multiple possible universes. Unfortunately, he seems to have some trouble keeping them straight.

  3. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
    Childcatcher

    Rhetorical Survey Ahead

    Who better to protect you from targeted, government-backed malware than a company that develops it on the side?

    1) A company that doesn't

    2) The tooth fairy

    3) A mummified gibbon trained to code when manuals were written in cuneiform

    4) Virtually anyone else

    5) All of the above

  4. 89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

    Android is such trash! I have yet to find anything like Sandboxie for Android.

    1. teknopaul Silver badge

      Maybe thats because all apps run in sandboxes?

      1. 89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

        Alas, you have missed my point

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