Swiss winemaker, spy among 4 arrested over hacking
- Associated Press
- June 12, 2014 - 8:10 AM
GENEVA — Swiss authorities say they have arrested a Swiss winemaker, a spy and two others on charges of hacking the computers of at least two journalists.
The Geneva public prosecutor says winemaker Dominique Giroud and an unnamed federal intelligence officer, along with a professional hacker and a private investigator, were arrested for hacking while allegedly trying to identify the source of media leaks about a criminal investigation into Giroud in Swiss canton (state) Vaud.
The nationalities of the two others weren't provided. A statement Thursday from the prosecutor's office said the arrests arose from a complaint filed by news media organizations, without elaborating for now.
News outlets including broadcaster Radio Television Suisse and Le Temps newspaper reported recently about a probe by Swiss authorities into suspected tax fraud involving Giroud's empire.
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