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Emails being compromized?

The situation is I have two attorney's in house and two attorney's outside counsel that are emailing each other. we are behind a company firewall, and using Norton symantec.

An email between the four attorney's was sent to one of the attorney's, cc'g the others, and the content was something about a 2 pm deadline for the def attorney who was not included ever on any of the conversation emails.

at 1:59 pm the def attorney sends his response to the four attorneys.

This is just one situation, but there have been multiple occasions very similar to this.

The outside counsel that we are working with, mentioned that this happened on another case they were working on with another set of attorneys, and the same def attorney.

Can this be coincendence? or is the def attorney possibly "listening" in on email conversations?
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We have a barricuda system that logs all our emails that is sent inside and those that are sent out. There was none sent to the def attorney during the time frame.
can the outside counsel's firm verify the same from their end?
Not sure. I've not spoken with the outside firm that we are working with yet. My first concern is our office and computers, then once I've ruled out our side, will work on working with that group.

My thinking is that since they may have already been compromised, that somehow it's on their side. but I can't be sure. And before I go pointing fingers, I need to make sure its not on our side.
I would assume it's a weird mistake before any wrong doing. The def would be breaking the law if they somehow compromised your computers, then to make it obvious would be not very smart of them.
Agree. it's just strange that it's happened more than once, and at different locations.
Yeah, one of the commonalities is the counsel so I would bet it's on their end.
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Thank you both NinjaStyle82 and SteveInNV. We've reviewed everyone's settings in house to make sure there's no rules distributing emails where they should be, so at least we know it's not our folks. Like you both said, not much we can do on the other persons end.

Thanks again.