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Crypto AG was spied for US, German intelligence agencies for decades

February 12, 2020

According to a joint report published by Germany’s ZDF public broadcaster and The Washington Post the Swiss-based firm Crypto AG was operating for CIA and the German Intelligence agency providing them with access to encrypted communications of more than 120 countries for decades.

The investigation conducted by the media is based on documents from the CIA and Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency.

The list of Crypto’s customers included Iran, India and Pakistan, military juntas in Latin America and the Vatican.

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