[HackerNews] 3 Former U.S. Intelligence Officers Admit to Hacking for UAE Company

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Tuesday disclosed it fined three intelligence community and military personnel $1.68 million in penalties for their role as cyber-mercenaries working on behalf of a U.A.E.-based cybersecurity company.
The trio in question — Marc Baier, 49, Ryan Adams, 34, and Daniel Gericke, 40 — are accused of “knowingly and willfully combine, conspire, confederate, and

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