Former US spies face charges for working as mercenary hackers for the UAE

The US Justice Department reported on 14 September that three former intelligence agents who worked as hackers for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to collaborate with federal prosecutors to avoid going to trial on charges of conspiring to violate hacking laws.

The three defendants, Marc Baier, Ryan Adams, and Daniel Gericke, were hired by the UAE after their work contracts with US spy agencies on the clandestine Project Raven came to an end, allowing Abu Dhabi to engage in surveillance of other governments as well as militants and human rights activists critical of the emirates.

Over a dozen former US spies were hired by the UAE to work on the surveillance project.

Muunyayo

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