Defendant in lawsuit says his email was hacked.

Masked thief at computer

Someone duped domain name brokerage out of $250,000. But whodunit? sued “George Dikian,” a pseudonymous domain investor, last year claiming that he had defrauded

In the lawsuit, hinted that Dikian might argue his email account was hacked to perpetrate the scheme. Now, Dikian has claimed just that.

In a recent motion, Dikian claimed that “two expert witnesses have confirmed that [Dikian’s] Yahoo! Mail account listed in public WHOIS records (g.dikian @ was hacked into by a criminal that logged into that account from European service providers, in order to perpetrate the alleged fraud on Plaintiff.”

The claim is part of a request (pdf) by Dikian to now allow to disclose his real name in any court filings. is aware of his name, thanks to some subpoenas. Dikian said he’s been using his alias for 20 years to protect his privacy and property and doesn’t want it disclosed. He’s asking the court to allow him to continue the case using his pseudonym.

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