Court Report: Kazakhstan hacks and more food flak
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A peculiar dispute involving the alleged hacking of the Kazakhstan government highlighted a week in which the heat turned up on two under-fire food chains.
On Monday, the Republic of Kazakhstan sought information from Mega, the file storage firm founded by Kim Dotcom, after more than 100,000 documents were allegedly stolen from its government computer systems.
NBR court reporter Hamish McNicol says overseas court documents show Kazakhstan believes Mega, onto which the hacked documents were apparently uploaded, can provide it with information to help identify the hackers, who are currently unknown.
Mega will decide its position by Monday.
Last week, Mr McNicol says people linked to Indian restaurant chain Masala face further woe after liquidators accused them of being in contempt of court.
Entities linked to Masala are already in liquidation owing about $2 million, while two people associated with the group pleaded guilty to immigration and exploitation charges earlier this year as well.
Finally, Yoghurt Story, of which a raft of stores have also gone into liquidation this year as well, has lashed out at charges brought against it by the Commerce Commission.
Founder Shaun Son talked to Mr McNicol earlier this week, detailing his side of the frozen yoghurt dispute.
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