Ex-U.S. Intelligence Agents Admit to Giving UAE Defense Secrets

Sept. 14, 2021, 10:21 PM

A trio of former U.S. intelligence agents admitted on Tuesday to hacking for the United Arab Emirates.

The U.S. accused Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke of sharing critical U.S. defense technology and secrets with government agencies in the UAE and at least one unnamed private company, in a criminal complaint that charged them with violating U.S. hacking and arms trafficking laws.

Their operation began in October 2015 when they were among several employees of an unnamed U.S. firm offered lucrative jobs in the UAE to work on cyber-intelligence, according to the complaint, filed in San Francisco federal court. ...

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