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Italian authorities have launched an inquiry into a spyware vendor that made malicious apps for the Google Play Store and infected almost 1,000 people with them.

Friday, Motherboard revealed that an Italian company called eSurv had uploaded 25 malicious apps on Android’s official app store over the span of two years. The company has a contract for the development of a “passive and active interception system” for the Italian State Police, but it’s unclear if the apps were used by law enforcement authorities.

Now, newspapers in Italy have revealed that prosecutors in Naples opened an

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