China: CIA “hacker empire” reportedly used company’s encryption devices to spy on over 120 countries

China’s Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of being a “hacker empire”. The statement comes in the wake of the Crypto AG scandal. The BBC reported that the CIA has been using the Swiss company’s encoding devices to spy on over 120 countries for decades. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said facts have repeatedly shown that the United States is the world’s largest monitor in cyberspace. He said its surveillance operations have no respect for international rules. The spokesman called on the United States to give the international community an explanation for this scandal, together with CIA and NSA spying exposed by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.

 

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