Former engineer who sued Cisco now faces hacking charges

An engineer once Cisco sued his former employer, alleging that it monopolized the maintenance activities and maintenance of Cisco equipment was calculated by the United States with piracy.

Peter Alfred-Adekeye, the Cisco abandoned in 2005, supported by two companies to form networks, with 97 counts of intentionally accessing a protected computer system without authorization for purposes of commercial advantage was charged according to an arrest warrant. He is 10 years in prison and fined $ 250 000 if found guilty of the charges.

Alfred-Adekeye was abruptly arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver May 20, 2010, during a deposition to lawyers from Cisco in its civil case. A Nigerian national residing in Zurich, was Alfred Adekeye in town for a few days for the deposit, but the Department of Justice U. S. a trick Canadian authorities, telling them to look for him in Vancouver Wedgewood Hotel.

The Department of Justice U. S. Alfred Adekeye charged using the user ID of an employee of Cisco and password to download the software and the Cisco site with restricted access, issued the arrest warrant in the case of Canada.

The case is still under wraps, as U.S. authorities try to extradite Alfred Adekeye. His arrest was gone until this week, if undeclared Vancouver media reports of his extradition hearing. Alfred-Adekeye U.S. arrest warrant issued in May 19th 2010 – the day after he began his testimony in Canada – by U. S. Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd of the Court U. S. for the Northern District of California, to support the Canadian.

Road to Entrepreneurial Leadership and the African Network – – The dapper Adekeye Alfred founded two charitable initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and it is also the head of two start-ups. On one of his websites, he describes himself as “a successful entrepreneur and innovator of the British royal lineage in Africa.”

One of the companies Adekeye Alfred, multi-vendor, sued Cisco in December 2008 accused the company monopolized the maintenance activities and maintenance equipment company Cisco. Cisco has forced the owners of equipment such as routers, switches and firewalls to SMARTnet contracts to buy for regular updates of software and bug fixes, multi-vendor said. Through the deployment of updates and bug fixes that SMARTnet customers and not passed on to any third party, independent of Cisco prevented the maintenance of the equipment that would have multi-vendor.

SMARTnet Service is a hot button issue with some customers, the Cisco should have basic bug fixes and software updates available for free, such as Microsoft and Apple are feeling.

Neither Alfred nor Adekeye multivendor could immediately be reached for comment Tuesday, but according to the Vancouver Sun, his lawyer said in court Monday that Cisco and the Department of Justice U. S., denied to him during his arrest deposit.

In an e-mail, a spokesman for Cisco said Tuesday, “We strongly agree with the majority of the content in [Vancouver Sun],” adding that “extradition is a matter between the two governments. ”

Multivendor continued after the networking giant Cisco announced counterclaims against multi-vendor, and Alfred Adekeye Pingsta, another company founded by Alfred Adekeye. Provides multi-vendor service and support for networking gear from multiple vendors. Pingsta promises to be an online rental platform for companies that buy network engineers and cloud-based expertise on a pay-per-use.

The companies have settled their civil action in July 2010, several months after Alfred Adekeye arrest. Both sides dropped their claims and businesses pay their own attorney fees.