Of particular note is that, in addition to Rosenstein, another named defendant is Shawn Henry, who is currently president of Crowdstrike Services. At the time, Henry was executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB), working for Robert "Bob" Mueller. Rosenstein, Mueller, Henry--it's a small world.
Here's a short excerpt from the article. For some reason I'm very familiar with the name Les Szwajkowski, but for the moment can't pinpoint it:
As part of the lawsuit, former FBI Unit Chief Les Szwajkowski confirms that he facilitated a forensic exam in January of 2013 that revealed government surveillance spyware in Attkisson’s computer. Szwajkowski signed a sworn Affidavit confirming the government intrusion into Attkisson’s computers.
The specialist quickly identified spyware proprietary to the federal government in Attkisson’s computer, according to Szwajkowski. He advised Attkisson that he and his intel associates were “shocked” that the government had used covert surveillance on a national journalist and he said they thought it was “outrageous.”
Szwajkowski says he reported to Attkisson that the analysis showed clear evidence that her computer was infiltrated with government spyware proprietary to the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency (NSA). Forensics indicated the particular intrusion uncovered by the analysis was accomplished through software attached to an otherwise innocuous email sent to Attkisson in February 2012.
Attkisson alleges that “numerous other Americans” were also targeted by Rosenstein’s unit while he was the U.S. Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland.