M’sia among countries that bought ‘rigged’ equipment from CIA

Malaysia has been listed as one of the countries that purchased “rigged” encryption equipment from a now-shuttered company owned by the US and German spy agencies.

In an extensive special report, The Washington Post detailed how the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and West Germany’s BND had secretly owned Swiss company Crypto AG since the 1970s.

When BND pulled out of Crypto in the 1990s, the CIA bought over its stake in the company and continued with operations.

Crypto was liquidated in 2018 and most of its assets were purchased by CyOne Security and Crypto International.

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