Fwd: Crypto AG

jos jos.dreesen at greenmail.ch
Thu Feb 13 03:47:00 CST 2020

On 13.02.20 10:13, Paul Anderson via cctalk wrote:
> I thought some list members might find this interesting. I still like what
> the British did and the tunnel under Berlin.
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/national-security/cia-crypto-encryption-machines-espionage/?fbclid=IwAR2s7TrU9nXVXx4kUy-n7-LnXz3GM754uEzJjlPeTRa-TrOWhqm_QcH1HUI

Very old news, I am afraid.

  Iranians knew/suspected  that already in 1992, which is why a Swiss salesengineer for Crypto AG found himself in a Teheran military prison, subject to ¨intensive examination¨

No help from the CIA in securing his release....

On a related note : Enigma type machines were used in the Swisss army. A few of these found their way in the Swiss army surplus shop, sold for a pittance.

If only  I had  known  then that these would be worth between 50-100K USD today....


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