Nicol Perlroth reporting on a software tool used by governments called ‘FinSpy’:
On Wednesday, the researchers announced one of their biggest discoveries yet. They discovered new mobile versions of the spyware that had been customized for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Windows Mobile, Nokia’s Symbian and BlackBerry’s mobile operating systems.
Basically the software is installed (I have no clue how) and can track the communications of the devices that it is on, and in the case of PC/Macs, much more data. It’s actually pretty scary to think that such software exists, but is also of no surprise that it does exist.
Reading through this article, some of the stuff in it seems straight out of movies.