World War 3 shock: How Iran hostage almost toppled CIA in spying revelation

WORLD WAR 3 fears have seen the US step up its intelligence efforts in recent years - but no one could have imagined the CIA has been spying on its enemies and allies through a global encryption company for decades.

That is, until reports emerged that the communications and security company Crypto AG has been used by both US and German intelligence agencies to spy on allies and political opponents. While the operation has been described as "the intelligence coup of the century", it turns out Washington's primary national security body was rumbled when Iran took an employee hostage. Hans Buhler, then 51, was an employee at Crypto AG, and was taken hostage for nine months before being released in...
source: Express

2020-02-20 08:20
Latest news from Express
today 04:53 Barcelona urged to sign Neymar rather than Lautaro Martinez due to Lionel Messi
today 04:53 Banana bread recipe: Easy delicious healthy cake for Easter dessert
today 04:53 Chynna Rogers dead: Rising rap star and model dies aged 25
today 04:53 Trump gives economy update amid coronavirus pandemic - 'Open with a bang'
today 04:53 UK Easter weather forecast: Britain to scorch in 25C heat over Bank Holiday weekend
today 03:50 M&S unveils amazing Easter offers - 3 for 2 Easter Eggs, 1/3 off drink and more
today 03:50 Matt Hancock's coronavirus testing targets blasted by NHS bosses - 'immense frustration'
today 03:50 Two men arrested after licking hands and touching supermarket food amid COVID 19 pandemic
today 03:50 Trump shifts focus to mining the moon as US coronavirus cases rise over 400,000
today 03:50 Kate Middleton's secret job before dating Prince William revealed - ‘terrible’
today 03:50 Coronavirus WAR: WHO tells Trump to stop politicising crisis as tensions rise over China
today 02:47 Tom Brady reveals moment he knew he would leave New England Patriots for the Buccanneers
today 02:47 Coronavirus breakthrough: Officials reveal 17 temporary coronavirus hospital sites in UK
today 02:47 Trump poaches Bernie Sanders supporters after he ends presidential campaign - 'Trade!'
today 02:47 US approves Google’s use of controversial US-Asia sea cable
today 02:47 Breathing technique used by celebrities may help fight coronavirus
today 02:47 Outlander season 5: Brianna Fraser star opens up on ‘brutal’ death scene
today 02:47 Coronavirus vaccine: Scientists discover MAJOR flaw in SARS-COV-2 in huge breakthrough
today 02:47 US Democrats and Republicans disagree over £201 billion coronavirus aid
today 02:47 Prince Harry could feel like a 'duck out of water' in LA for one shocking reason
Latest news from Great Britain
today 05:05 B&M 'cash in' on coronavirus by selling face masks for £49.99
today 05:05 Dad's heartbreak at not being able to see his 'best friend' daughter during lockdown
today 05:05 Dad's heartbreak at not being able to see his 'best friend' daughter during lockdown
today 04:53 Barcelona urged to sign Neymar rather than Lautaro Martinez due to Lionel Messi
today 04:53 Banana bread recipe: Easy delicious healthy cake for Easter dessert
today 04:53 Chynna Rogers dead: Rising rap star and model dies aged 25
today 04:53 Trump gives economy update amid coronavirus pandemic - 'Open with a bang'
today 04:53 UK Easter weather forecast: Britain to scorch in 25C heat over Bank Holiday weekend
today 03:50 Coronavirus: Airbnb blocks bookings as 'irresponsible' ads for 'isolation retreats' rise Despite holiday lets being banned during the lockdown, properties have been advertised as a way to escape the COVID-19 pandemic.
today 03:50 Coronavirus: Gang life 'has stopped' because of COVID-19 Sheldon Thomas, who founded the Gangsline Foundation Trust, said county lines and "cuckooing" activity have also decreased.
today 03:50 M&S unveils amazing Easter offers - 3 for 2 Easter Eggs, 1/3 off drink and more
today 03:50 Matt Hancock's coronavirus testing targets blasted by NHS bosses - 'immense frustration'
today 03:50 Two men arrested after licking hands and touching supermarket food amid COVID 19 pandemic
today 03:50 Trump shifts focus to mining the moon as US coronavirus cases rise over 400,000
today 03:50 Kate Middleton's secret job before dating Prince William revealed - ‘terrible’
today 03:50 Coronavirus WAR: WHO tells Trump to stop politicising crisis as tensions rise over China
today 02:47 Coronavirus: Intensive care doctor 'can't remember losing this many patients in a week'
today 02:47 Coronavirus: UK restrictions set to be reviewed at special 'lockdown summit' Government medical and scientific advisers are still unsure when there will be a peak in the number of infections and fatalities.
today 02:47 Tom Brady reveals moment he knew he would leave New England Patriots for the Buccanneers
today 02:47 Coronavirus breakthrough: Officials reveal 17 temporary coronavirus hospital sites in UK
today 02:47 Trump poaches Bernie Sanders supporters after he ends presidential campaign - 'Trade!'
today 02:47 US approves Google’s use of controversial US-Asia sea cable
today 02:47 Breathing technique used by celebrities may help fight coronavirus
today 02:47 Outlander season 5: Brianna Fraser star opens up on ‘brutal’ death scene
today 02:47 Coronavirus vaccine: Scientists discover MAJOR flaw in SARS-COV-2 in huge breakthrough
today 02:47 US Democrats and Republicans disagree over £201 billion coronavirus aid
today 02:47 Prince Harry could feel like a 'duck out of water' in LA for one shocking reason
today 02:47 Queen breaks tradition for Carrie Symonds in surprising way as PM battles coronavirus
today 02:47 Priti Patel brutally shuts down Labour's Yvette Cooper as coronavirus row heats up
today 01:44 Princess Diana's 'hilarious' surprise for Prince William left young Duke 'blushing'
today 01:44 ‘NOT electable!’ Jeremy Corbyn mocked after vowing ‘solidarity’ with Bernie Sanders
today 01:44 Tributes pour in for 'dedicated' cancer nurse, 29, who tragically died from coronavirus
today 01:44 Space weather warning: Earth being battered by 1.6million KMPH solar winds
today 01:44 How to sleep: Eat this fish three times a week to get a good night's sleep
today 01:44 Dow Jones 'totally unprepared' for devastating global economic crisis in months to come
today 01:44 KJ Apa net worth: How much Archie Andrews Riverdale star worth?
today 01:44 Daily horoscope for April 9: YOUR star sign reading, astrology and zodiac forecast
today 01:44 Rugby legends send personalised video messages to sick and ailing fans
today 01:44 Coronavirus horror as seven die at East London care home after contracting virus
today 01:44 Lockdown to end? UK curfew could be lifted by May 18 as new infections decline – expert
today 01:44 Coronavirus breakthrough: Expert reveals when UK lockdown could be lifted
today 01:44 Meghan and Harry's Archewell website targeted by internet trolls after they make key ERROR
today 00:50 Coronavirus shows the UK must reimagine how it grieves
today 00:41 Nurses who wore bin bags due to PPE shortage ‘all test positive for coronavirus’
today 00:41 Coronavirus’ economic impact could have ‘negative health effects’ for thousands
today 00:41 Half of UK adults exposed to fake coronavirus news online
today 00:41 Rose Namajunas out of Jessica Andrade fight as controversial UFC 249 suffers fresh blow
today 00:41 Boris Johnson told to demand China pay for coronavirus outbreak costs - poll
today 00:41 Trump humiliation: WHO warns US President to ‘behave’ amid controversial virus response
today 23:38 Priti Patel in bitter clash with Yvette Cooper over Commons committee no-show The row is over demands for the home secretary to appear before MPs to answer coronavirus questions.
Watch the news from UK on Facebook