Former England footballer David Beckham has hired cybersecurity expert Marclay Associates to track down hackers responsible for stealing and leaking 18.6 million emails, including messages and documents, to Football Leaks and attempting to ruin his image, reports The Daily Mail. The firm, described as the best in the business, is said to have shut down Football Leaks accounts in the past.
The emails were stolen from the servers of Doyen Global, which is owned by Beckham’s public relations adviser Simon Oliveira. The content portrays a negative image of the ex-footballer as he is seen desperate to achieve knighthood and uses abusive language on being denied it.
A spokesman for Beckham claimed “This story is based on outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails from a third-party server and gives a deliberately inaccurate picture.”
Police have launched a probe in Portugal from where the information was stolen, reports the Daily Mail.
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