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Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

New Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services targeted more than 10,000 e-mail accounts

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A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven years. New Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services targeted government officials in Europe, gambling tycoons in the Bahamas, and well-known investors in the United States including private equity giant KKR and short seller Muddy Waters, according to three former employees, outside researchers, and a trail of online evidence. Aspects of BellTroX's hacking spree aimed at American targets are currently under investigation by U.S. law enforcement, ...

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First Published: Wed, June 10 2020. 01:12 IST