Monica Witt, who remains at large, has been accused of involvement in a cyber-spying operation where Iranian hackers targeted counter-intelligence agents she used to work with – four of the hackers have also been charged. After a career as an intelligence officer in the air force, the 39-year-old went to work for private contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in 2008 before defecting to Iran in 2013.
Why did Witts allegedly defect? The indictment suggests ideological motives, referencing emails where she said she’ll be putting her training with the Department of Defence “to good use instead of evil.”
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