Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2020, 7:14 PM

U.S. Businessman Says Hacker-for-Hire Firms Stole His Data

William Turton
William Turton
Bloomberg News

A years-long legal dispute between an Iranian-American businessman and the Investment Authority of Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, has now entangled a private investigator in North Carolina and two hacking-for-hire firms in India.

In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in North Carolina, Farhad Azima, an Iranian aviation executive who lives and works in America, accused law firm Dechert LLP of hiring a private investigator, Nicholas Del Rosso, who then allegedly hired hackers in India to steal documents from Azima. Nicholas Del Rosso and his company ...