3 FORMER US INTELLIGENCE AND MILITARY PERSONNEL AGREE TO PAY MORE THAN $1.68 MILLION TO RESOLVE CRIMINAL CHARGES ARISING FROM THEIR PROVISION OF HACKING-RELATED SERVICES TO A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT

A news release from US DoJ on 14 September announced that the defendants, all former employees of the US Intelligence Community or the US military, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) that restricts their future activities and employment and requires the payment of $1,685,000 in penalties to resolve a DoJ investigation regarding violations of US export control, computer fraud and access device fraud laws.  They worked as senior managers at a UAE-based company that supported and carried out computer network exploitation operations (i.e., “hacking”) for the benefit of the UAE government between 2016 and 2019.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/three-former-us-intelligence-community-and-military-personnel-agree-pay-more-168-million

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/572254-former-us-intelligence-operatives-agree-to-pay-over-168-million-to

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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