Cyber Spies Sway Litigation Battles and Break into Attorney Emails
August 4, 2022
Straight From the Headlines
Reuters reported in late June that thousands of email records it had uncovered showed Indian cyber spies hacking into parties and law firms involved in lawsuits around the world. Apparently, hired spies have become a weapon of litigants looking for an advantage.
As you might imagine larger firms are particularly at risk given how many high dollar litigation matters they handle.
Who in the Heck is Sumit Gupta?
We had never heard of him until we read the Reuters story. The answer to the question is that Sumit Gupta is a cybersecurity expert who worked with a group of Indian associates to build an underground hacking operation that became a center for private investigators who were looking to bring an advantage to clients in lawsuits.