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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