Vorys attorneys employ a variety of techniques to identify anonymous attackers, including using cyber investigators, subpoenas, forensic exams of computers and private investigators, among several others. Locating people hiding their identities on the internet can be difficult, but it is rarely impossible. We know the most effective techniques to identify the anonymous attackers and understand that the sequence in which we use those techniques is equally important. We also understand where to find identifying information, the length of time Internet Service Providers and others keep it, and how to most effectively obtain it.
Our internet defamation group has repeatedly had success figuring out who is harming our clients online. We have identified anonymous persons writing false reviews, operating defamatory websites, sending emails interfering with our clients’ businesses, posting private pictures of our clients, and selling our clients’ products without their authorization.