‘Intel coup of the century’: CIA used Swiss encryption firm to spy on dozens of nations for decades – reports

While both China and the former Soviet Union were distrustful of Crypto AG and never made use of its products during Rubicon’s Cold War heyday, the compromised devices were used to gather intelligence during a number of high-profile geopolitical events – including spying on Iranian leaders throughout the 1979 hostage crisis, and to feed the UK information on Argentina’s military during the Falklands War.
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