I have seen far too many cases where private investigators do things like install keyloggers on estranged-spouses computers, install sniffer programs to find their login credentials, and do other nefarious activities to hack their way into computers. Why should it come as a surprise to anyone that a PI has now been busted for hiring a professional hacker to break into the email accounts of individuals he was investigating?
Good! It is about time this starts getting some attention. Maybe one day they’ll realize that all of these computer hacking laws that we’re always talking about actually apply to them too.
Here is a nice write-up of a recent case if you’d like to read more: Private Investigator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Email Accounts