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investigation of me may be illegal monitoring

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by svs22, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. svs22

    svs22 Newbie

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    I am in the middle of a huge lawsuit against an extremely wealthy company who has been known to operate unethically. There have been multiple settlements with the government because of their actions. Fines don't deter this company though. They have settled multiple lawsuits for the same reason the lawsuit was brought against them. They just pay the fine and keep doing what they do hoping not to get caught.

    Now that you have a little idea about this company, I would like to know how likely or possible is it for them to hack into my laptop. I believe they are trying to do any and everything they can to gain the upper hand in this lawsuit no matter how much money it takes. Their attorneys recently sent my attorneys a letter and in the letter they said the model name of my laptop and told me I needed to search through it to find information they want me to produce. My laptop never leaves my house and I have no reason to tell people what model of laptop I have. So I am wondering how could they know. I haven't been able to sleep because of this.

    Any input or help is thankful.
     
  2. Galleta

    Galleta Regular Member

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    For what do you have a lawyer?
    You pay him or her to answer those questions.
     
  3. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    That's a legal question dude. Unless you're able to somehow prove they have been hacking you, you're up sh*t creek. The best way IMO would be to do exactly what your lawyer says.
     
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    CashMoneyMantra Registered Member

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    May be worth handing your laptop over to a quality computer forensic scientist, in the meantime do what your lawyer says.
     
  5. svs22

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    My attorneys just keep telling me don't worry about it but they tell me that all the time no matter what is going on. They don't want me to worry. That is why I asked the question here. Figured you all would know the answer. I'm not asking is my laptop hacked, I was just asking is it possible for them to find that information out without me dwnloading or installing anything suspicious and without anybody having access to my laptop.
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    It's not that difficult to get your system information like laptop model using flash or any java applet. Again, we don't know the level of information they have about you and your system. So it's better you consult your attorneys and take advice from them.
     
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  7. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Have you taken the laptop to any court hearings or meetings with lawyers?
    Anyway, there are several ways they could have got the information but as others have suggested you should discuss the matter with your lawyer.
    Back up any essential documents to be safe and if you are really concerned then disable your internet/wifi on the laptop.
     
  8. svs22

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    I took my laptop out of my home 1 time since this lawsuit started and it was only to my attorneys home.
     
  9. NawtyBoy

    NawtyBoy Junior Member

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    Then your attorney is helping them and charging you both! LOL
     
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