The USA and Germany have spied on world leaders since World War II!
It turned out that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the German Foreign Intelligence Agency (BND) listened to the government officials of countries for decades through the devices they sold to over 120 countries through a Swiss front company.
The news jointly prepared based on secret CIA and BND documents, revealed that the two organisations in question were eavesdropping over 120 countries through devices sold from the Swiss-based company ‘Crypto AG’.
Many countries eavesdropped including Turkey
It has emphasized that CIA and BND, the secret owners of Crypto from the 1940s to the early 2000s, broke all codes with devices sold to other countries. It has stated that these devices are equipped with materials that allow the governments to read the messages.
It was noted that the CIA and BND listened to many countries’ government officials on their devices including Turkey, Pakistan, Iran and India.
“We have never had a relationship with the CIA and BND”
It was reported in the early 1990s that German Intelligence Department left the company after financial conflicts and because of US government wanted to listen to some of Germany’s allies. Thereby the CIA bought the shares of the Berlin government.
The Crypto company, which split into two in 2018, after the CIA sold its shares, made an official statement regarding the news in question. “We have no relationship with the CIA or BND, we never had,” the company responded on its official website.
The CIA has not yet made a statement on the subject.