SmeshApp removed from Play Store after allegations it was used by Pakistan to spy on Indian Army personnel

Mudit Mohilay reports that Google has removed SmeshApp from the Play Store.

The app was reportedly being used by Pakistani intelligence agencies to spy upon Indian Army personnel.


On the surface, SmeshApp appeared like your regular, run-of-the-mill IM app and is quite similar to WhatsApp and Telegram. However, once the app was installed — and granted all sorts of permission by the user at the time of installation — it began transmitting all type of data, including photos, location data, messaging data, e-mail, browsing data, etc, to a distant server. The server in this case was based in Germany and was being operated by a Pakistani.

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