UAE: Farhad Azima stars in a complex tale of hackers, grifters and IRGC assets

Allegations over the hacking of email accounts are circulating around the UAE once again, although this time unrelated to Abu Dhabi’s battle with Qatar, the alleged subject of previous incidents. At the centre of the affair is an Iranian-American businessman who was once heavily involved in business dealings in Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK), and who has a long and colourful history of dealings with US government, defence and commercial entities via his aviation interests. 05 July 2018, Issue 1,062. Read more

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