ExpressVPN CIO among three facing $1.6M DOJ fine over Project Raven which hacked into the accounts of human rights activists, journalists, and rival g

blacksheep

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Turns out Daniel Gericke who is CIO at ExpressVPN, is a former US intelligence operative who worked on this Project Raven as a mercenary hacker (with two other members) for the UAE and helped it spy its 'enemies' (among those being human rights activists, journalists, and rival governments).

"The agreement comes a day after ExpressVPN announced it had been sold as part of a $936 million deal to former adware distributors Kape Technologies, a company co-founded by an ex-Israeli surveillance agent and a billionaire previously convicted of insider trading."

And despite all this "ExpressVPN said its trust in Gericke "remains strong."
Now that's a mouthful, right? I don't even know what to think right now being a user of this VPN. Obviously not for long anymore, who else is switching? How did you manage to cancel your subs?

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Source: ExpressVPN exec among three facing $1.6 million fine for helping UAE spy
 

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In 1996 Sagi received a nine-month prison sentence after being convicted in Israel of bribery and fraud.[26]

In 2009 Sagi obtained Cypriot citizenship as part of a 'golden visa' scheme by Cyprus government. As Cyprus is part of the European Union, Sagi obtained a Passport of the European Union.[1] In 2013, The Guardian reported that Sagi had "been based in Cyprus for some years".[27][28]

Since 2010, Sagi has been living with Yael Nizri, the 2006 Miss Israel, and they have two daughters together.[citation needed] Sagi owns the most expensive home in Israel, located in Herzliya. The home, which he bought in 2010, lies in the wealthy neighborhood of Herzliya Pituah on Galei Techelet Street, Israel's most expensive street. It is a 2,000 square meter house on a half-acre lot on the shore, and has a fitness room, wine cellar, sealed room, and an elevator to the beach. Sagi also owns two penthouses in Herzliya, and other homes in Tel Aviv (including an apartment in the Tzameret Towers purchased from former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak), London's Knightsbridge, Cyprus, and Berlin.
 
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