Email Counter Surveillance Services
Take a moment to think about all those emails you send for work. Confidential and proprietary information? Privileged communications with your lawyer? Maybe a couple of innocuous dog or cat memes to lighten the mood? Well, we won’t worry about the dog memes, but presumably, you want to protect your trade secret and intellectual property information. We work with law firms, businesses, and individual clients is to secure your email accounts. Let us help you find out if someone is monitoring your email.
Beware of Emails and Attachments
By now, we’ve likely all heard about phishing scams. With phishing emails, scammers try to trick you into giving up personal information, or even to install malware on your computer. Once you’ve inadvertently loaded malware on your computer, the suspect may have access to the your computer’s camera and microphone. Other malware takes screen shots of open programs, documents, and emails, then forwards the information to the suspect. Obviously, such monitoring could be devastating, not only personally, but for your company as well.
Is my Email Being Monitored?
We’ve worked with many clients to uncover surveillance on email accounts. We identify a security breach or other unlawful surveillance, by checking all settings, emails, content, and attachments for risks. In particular, we will look for scripts and executable files. However, each case is unique, and often the person has reason to be suspicious their email is being monitored. Here are some of those stories:
Monitoring by Malware
A corporation in Seattle, WA suspected a competitor was stealing confidential information. In analyzing the emails, we found the competitor used common phishing tactics to trick the corporation. The competitor had posed as a new potential customer, and then used an email attachment. Once someone from the corporation opened the attachment, it installed an executable program file on the computer. This in turn resulted in the Corporation inadvertently granting the competitor access to spreadsheets and PDF files from the computer.
Email Forwarding & Settings
We pay particular attention to email forwarding. We have had cases where the opposing party, has access to all email communications from the other party, including those from their lawyer, by using email forwarding. Every email is sent or received is forwarded to the opposing party. This is a clear breach of attorney-client privileged communications and must be stopped.
One day, we got a call from a wife’s attorney in Sacramento, California. They were worried her email was being monitored. In particular, her husband and his lawyer seemed to know too much about their strategy and settlement discussions. When I remotely evaluated her email account, I checked the settings. There, I quickly found that someone had turned on email forwarding. Thus, all her emails were being sent to her husband’s email. As you can imagine, the judge in this divorce case was livid, in particular with the blatant breach of attorney-client privileged communications.
In another case, a company in Houston, Texas reached out to us. After a recent security breach, they wanted us to double check all email settings for their entire team. We doubled checked and corrected all email account settings.
Benefits of our Remote Email Counter Surveillance Services
Fast & Convenient
Receive our Remote Collection Unit at your doorstep in 1-2 days. After you receive the Unit, we begin the collection. Typically, you’ll have your evidence report within 5 days, but expedited services are available. As an added bonus, you do not give up possession of your phone, tablet, or computer. Often the collections are done while you sleep.
Above all, we want to protect you and your data’s security. When we collect your evidence, we use an encrypted storage device to protect the integrity of your data. In addition, we do all this remotely at our secure Data Center, and without in-person contact.
Hands down, our most popular benefit is our transparent flat-fee pricing. The flat-fee services are all-inclusive. Therefore, we don’t charge for phone calls, emails, meetings, or hard drives to store the data.
Pricing begins at $475 for an email account. Learn more about our flat fees here.
Call us today to get started.