Orlando computer-security company sues, claiming blackmail, theft of trade secrets

An Orlando company’s lawsuit against a competitor reads like a case of cyber espionage, with one firm accusing another of blackmail using confidential information obtained illegally and demanding that it coerce a third party to take down a negative YouTube video.

In the lawsuit filed in Orlando federal court last week, TorGuard, which offers clients virtual private networks, or VPNs, claims that international competitor NordVPN worked with C-7 of Canada to steal trade secrets and confidential information. Read more here.