Apr 302017
 April 30, 2017  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Surveillance, U.S., Workplace

Sean Gallagher reports:

Comparing their actions to the plot this season on the Showtime series Homeland, an attorney for former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a complaint in federal court against Fox News, current and former Fox executives, Peter Snyder and his financial firm Disruptor Inc., and 50 “John Doe” defendants. The suit alleges that collective participated in a hacking and surveillance campaign against her.


Tantaros’ complaint states that the same day she was fired, a number of e-mails were remotely wiped from her BlackBerry. A forensic analysis of Tantaros’ computer conducted later “revealed that it contained unique surveillance viruses that are not found in any mass malware.” Tantaros believed, “a person working for Fox News was responsible for hacking Ms. Tantaros’ computer so she could be spied on,” according to the lawsuit. Ars contacted Tantaros’ attorney requesting more information on that analysis, but we received only a copy of the complaint with its full set of exhibits, some redacted. None of those exhibits include the forensic data referenced.

Read more on Ars Technica.

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