The Giroud affair, his fine team, and the twists and turns of a failed piracy

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We didn’t really believe it anymore. And yet. The Geneva trial of Dominique Giroud and his fine team opened on Monday before the Police Court. This time, the case which bears the name of the famous Valais winemaker has nothing to do with the coupage of wine – supreme sacrilege – nor with tax evasion. This is the attempt to hack the computers of two journalists, Yves Steiner and Marie Parvex, who at the time worked for RTS and Time. A scenario worthy of the Pieds Nickelés, to which the president Sabina Mascotto will have to give a framework and a meaning. Did the four defendants all wanted the hacking and soaked to the end in this failed operation? On the contrary, did the computer scientist of the band act as a free electron when the others had given up on this eccentric plan? The answers vary.

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