Overview#Crypto AG was a Swiss company specialising in communications and information security was secretly jointly owned by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and West German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) from 1970 until about , with the CIA continuing as sole owner until about 2018.
Crypto AG has been criticized for selling backdoor products to benefit the National Security Agency (NSA), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and the BND national Signals Intelligence agencies.
The owners of Crypto AG were unknown, supposedly even to the managers of the firm, and they held their ownership through bearer shares. On 11 February 2020, The Washington Post, ZDF and SRF revealed Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA.
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