DOJ charges former intel operatives with hacking assistance

By Sean Lyngaas | CNN

The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced federal computer fraud charges against three men who allegedly helped build a hacking program for the United Arab Emirates government.

Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke — all former US intelligence or military operatives — are accused of using computer exploits to break into computers in the US and around the world, according to the indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The hacking program, known as Project Raven, involved providing the UAE government with potent hacking tools without an export license, according to the indictment.

Baier, Adams and Gericke are also

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