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Weekend Reads three ex-intelligence agents charged with computer hacking on behalf of

13:05  15 september  2021
13:05  15 september  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Marc Baier, 49 ans, Ryan Adams, 34 ans et Daniel Gericke, 40 ans, ont accepté de payer des pénalités financières pour un montant cumulé de 1,7 million de dollars. AFP/Paul J. Richards © Emirates (AFP / Paul J. Richards) Marc Baier, 49, Ryan Adams, 34 years old and Daniel Gericke, 40, have accepted from pay financial penalties for a cumulative amount of $ 1.7 million. AFP / Paul J. Richards

They admitted to having participated in a computer hacking operation on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, targeting enemies and rivals of this Gulf State. Three former US intelligence agents were charged, announced Tuesday the US Department of Justice.

Marc Baier, 49, Ryan Adams, 34 years old and Daniel Gericke, 40, have agreed to pay financial penalties for a cumulative amount of $ 1.7 million, the amount of money they had gained in Working for the Emirates, to suspend legal proceedings against them for violation of US export laws, computer fraud and fraudulent access to computers.

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Access to "tens of millions" of smartphones

A Federal Virginia court has agreed to defer prosecution for three years in this complex case, which highlights the global computer hacking market where governments recruit computer security experts foreigners to spy on their enemies.

The three men had worked in the American intelligence, including the NSA , American military intelligence agency, before participating in 2016-2019 at cyber attacks by an emiratia company related to the government of Emirates on various targets, including servers, including servers. computer in the United States, according to American justice.

One of these hacking operations gave them access to "tens of millions" of smartphones, according to the same source. Beyond the financial penalties, the accused were banned from US intelligence and have the prohibition of practicing hacking activities again.

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This is interesting!