The green light of Federal Council
The Federal Prosecutor has the green light for a criminal case against the Zug-based company, Crypto AG. This had, for years, over a hundred countries spied in the service of the US secret service, the CIA and the German BND.
The Federal Council had issued last Friday, the Federal empowerment advocacy to a criminal case, told the program “this Morning” of the German-speaking Swiss Radios SRF from Wednesday morning. However, it is not about spying activities, but the suspicion is that in the case of Export applications, incorrect or incomplete information has been provided. The confirmation of the authorities, the news Agency Keystone-SDA.
The state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) had submitted in the case of Crypto, because of possible violations of the export control laws by the end of February at the office of the attorney General a complaint against an Unknown.
Compromised Encryption Devices
The secret service affair had come at the beginning of February to the roles. Searches of the Swiss television (SRF), the Second German television (ZDF) and the “Washington Post” revealed that the Zug-based company, Crypto AG has, for years, sold to various foreign governments and armies, encryption devices, which have been manipulated so that the intelligence services of the USA and Germany, the CIA, and BND, which were able to decode in current communication, without the big effort.
The control delegation (GPDel) of the National Council and Council of States had taken a few days after this activity your investigation. With your inspection you will want to clarify as the superintendence of the intelligence services and the intelligence areas of the Federal government, who knew in Switzerland, what time is what.