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DOJ Levies $1.68 Million to Settle Federal Charges on Defendants Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • September 15, 2021 UAE capital Abu Dhabi, where U.S. cyber mercenaries were based (Image Source: Pixabay)
Three former U.S. Intelligence Community and military personnel have agreed to pay more than $1.68 million to settle federal charges for providing hacking-related services to the United Arab Emirates, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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U.S. citizens Marc Baier, 49, and Ryan Adams, 34, along with former citizen Daniel Gericke, 40, who were all employees of the USIC or the U.S. military, provided services, including a sophisticated zero-click exploit, to the UAE, violating U.S. export control, computer fraud and abuse laws, according to the DOJ.
The DOJ report says the men entered into a deferred