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Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak

Posted By admin On December 4, 2012 @ 12:11 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Mark Hosenball
Reuters [1]
Dec 4, 2012

Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft by a senior IT technician for the NDB, Switzerland’sintelligence service, European national security sources said.

Intelligence agencies in the United States and Britain are among those who were warned by Swiss authorities that their data could have been put in jeopardy, said one of the sources, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information.

Swiss authorities arrested the technician suspected in the data theft last summer amid signs he was acting suspiciously. He later was released from prison while a criminal investigation by the office of Switzerland’s Federal Attorney General continues, according to two sources familiar with the case.

The suspect’s name was not made public. Swiss authorities believe he intended to sell the stolen data to foreign officials or commercial buyers.

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[1] Reuters: http://news.yahoo.com/swiss-spy-agency-warns-u-britain-huge-data-123119789.html

[2] Swiss re-arrest ex-banker for giving data to WikiLeaks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-re-arrest-ex-banker-for-giving-data-to-wikileaks.html

[3] Swiss Negotiator for UBS Says IRS May Seek More Data: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-negotiator-for-ubs-says-irs-may-seek-more-data.html

[4] Swiss Whistleblower to Hand Bank Data to WikiLeaks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-whistleblower-to-hand-bank-data-to-wikileaks.html

[5] UBS warns U.S. clients IRS may get their data: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ubs-warns-u-s-clients-irs-may-get-their-data.html

[6] Swiss to supply bank information to U.S.: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-to-supply-bank-information-to-u-s-report.html

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