Trial begins of intelligence services data theft

SwissInfo.ch reports:

An IT specialist has appeared before the Federal Criminal Court for trying to sell data he allegedly stole from the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), thereby endangering Swiss security domestically and abroad as well as FIS employees, their partners and sources.

He has been accused of attempted violation of official secrecy and political intelligence. The latter is defined in law as acting illegally in the interest of a foreign state or individual and against the interests of Switzerland.

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