The following is an excerpt from Mark Wilson | July 24, 2016 | betanews.com |
Helping out with a drug trafficking case, Yahoo was able to recover emails that had previously been deleted. Now a judge wants to know how this was possible.
Yahoo's only policies state that email cannot be recovered once they have been deleted, and defense lawyers for Russell Knaggs -- who planned to move cocaine from South America -- want to know how the company was able to produce deleted email in this case.
As explained by Motherboard, Knaggs and his accomplices went to some lengths to try to ensure that their communication could not be intercepted. "As part of the operation, a collaborator in Colombia would log into the email account firstname.lastname@example.org and write a draft email. An accomplice based in Europe would then read the message, delete it from both the Draft and Trash folders, and write his own draft, in an effort not to leave behind any messages that could later be read by law enforcement".
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