The caper allowed the US to monitor Iran’s mullahs during the 1979 hostage crisis. File photo: AP

Crypto spy caper: CIA secretly owned Swiss company that sold encryption products to 120 countries

  • Swiss firm Crypto, which was said to be CIA-owned, sold its products to more than 120 countries
  • China did not buy encryption devices from Crypto, which kept it largely protected from firm’s spying activities
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The caper allowed the US to monitor Iran’s mullahs during the 1979 hostage crisis. File photo: AP
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