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Originally posted by Hessdalen
karl koch invented a crypto-phone (a real one)...the day he wanted to show it to his hacker-friends at ccc he died...suicide...and mysteriously no traces of his project left...edit on 2-12-2011 by Hessdalen because: mindcontrol
I think you may have mixed up some people here. Koch, aka Hagbard Celine, was an addict who sold US secrets to the KGB. His death was controversial (allegedly found with hands bound but burned to death) and was widely considered a suicide.
The "cryptophon" was made by Boris Floricic, aka Tron, another German hacker. He was found hanged and yes there were stories that his background and hacking into early PayTV systems possibly contributed to his death.
To the OP, great pick up. It's nice to see that Wikileaks is still producing although as you have alluded to a lot of this information is publicly available with some research.
brilledit on 10-12-2011 by brill because: (no reason given)extra DIV