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Parlaying a U.S. government intelligence career into providing unlicensed hacking services for a foreign government is a definite no-no, the Department of Justice said this week.
The services provided by three U.S. citizens working as senior managers at a United Arab Emirates–based company violated U.S. Export Control and Computer Fraud and Abuse Laws, the DOJ said.
The three defendants, Marc Baier, 49, and Ryan Adams, 34, and a former U.S. citizen, Daniel Gericke, 40 – all former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community or the U.S. military – agreed to pay $1,685,000 in penalties as part of a deferred prosecution agreement.