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Multiven to sue Cisco over cyber theft claims

08 Apr 2013
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The on-going dispute between Cisco and Multiven has taken another twist, after the Swiss consulting firm said the networking giant had admitted unlawfully accessing thousands of its files, but had refused to apologise.

Last month, Multiven had accused Cisco of stealing data from its servers, and demanded an apology. It threatened to sue Cisco unless the firm apologised.

According to Multiven, Cisco has now admitted to accessing its servers, but claimed to have done so as part of the discovery process in a separate US lawsuit involving the two.

“There are clear legal guidelines to discovery in litigation and Cisco resorting to stealing all the proprietary data in Multiven’s knowledge-base while causing denial-of-service on multiple occasions, is not one of them,” said Peter Alfred-Adekeye, Multiven chief executive.

Multiven said it will now seek compensation through the courts, and has forwarded Cisco's admission to the US Department of Justice and the Swiss Cybercrime Co-ordination Unit.

Cisco had previously rejected Multiven's claims, claiming to only have accessed Multiven content via its website.

Cisco has also been involved in a protracted dispute with the firm over claims that Multiven stole its software.

Cisco declined to comment directly on Multiven's latest claims but sent V3 a copy of the letter its lawyers sent to Adekeye in late March.

In it, Patrick Ryan, a partner at Cisco's law firm Morgan Lewis called Multiven's earlier claims about data theft “false and misleading”.

“Cisco would never aplogise for defending itself against meritless claims,” he added.

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