Father Stan Swamy’s computer was compromised from 2014, the longest period that an accused has been targeted in Arsenal’s experience, suggesting institutional hacking.
Last year, the US firm revealed that two others arrested in connection with the case, Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson, were also victims who had evidence planted in their device by a hacker.
In December 2020, Navlakha's partner Sahba Husain said the former's spectacles were stolen in jail and when his family sent him a new pair, the jail authorities refused to accept them.
Swamy was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Jharkhand in October 2020 under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad case.
He died waiting to be granted bail. He died with the tag, "India's oldest political prisoner."
SentinelOne's findings on the link between hackers and cops in Pune stems from evidence that was excavated from devices belonging to two specific defendants - Rona Wilson and Varavara Rao.
Fr Stan Swamy (1937-2021), the 84-year-old Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist who was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case in October 2020, died on July 5 last year.
The Bombay High Court was due to hear Father Stan's bail application on Monday when he passed away. The late priest's lawyers had sought bail citing his poor health.