Jamey Keaten and Matt O’Brien
The Associated Press
Swiss authorities Monday, March 15, confirmed a police raid at the home of a Swiss hacker who took credit for helping to break into a U.S. security-camera company’s online networks, part of what the hacker cited as an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of mass surveillance.
The Federal Office of Justice said regional police in central Lucerne, acting on a legal assistance request from U.S. authorities, Friday, March 12, carried out a house search involving a group of activist hackers using the name Tillie Kottmann.
The hacker said electronics devices were seized during the raid. The Swiss office declined to specify the location or comment further, deferring all questions to “the relevant U.S. authority.”