It’s no coincidence that when our pandemic-stricken world went into lockdown mode in 2020, incidents of abuse via stalkerware spiked, especially in situations where the victimizer did not live with the victim. Then, as the lockdown began to be lifted in early 2021, stalkerware abuse spiked yet again. Abusers have learned over the past couple of years that certain apps facilitate or outright promote spying capabilities without the need for malware. The subterfuge hangs simply on a shared or compromised account, which makes it all the more sinister. And much like Covid-19, stalkerware is a worldwide problem.