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 Vital Management Services Inc. are named as defendants in the suit. Dechert LLP isn’t a named party in the suit. Azima is seeking monetary damages and an injunction against further hacking.
The suit comes