The newspaper said the two suspects were not the same men accused by Britain last week of trying to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain in March.
Isabelle Graber, head of communications at the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) said the agency had "participated actively in this operation together with its Dutch and British partners".
The Russians were detained in the Hague, NRC Handelsblad said Friday, citing the results of joint reporting with Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.
The two Russians, whose names have not been made public, came to the attention of the Swiss authorities during an investigation that began in March into "suspicion of political espionage", said Linda von Burg, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. She said the agency helped prevent "illegal actions against a critical Swiss infrastructure", and declined further comment.
The two men were expelled from The Netherlands shortly after their arrest, which had not been reported until now.
The lab has analysed suspected poison gas deployed in Syria and samples of the Novichok nerve agent that Britain accused Russian Federation of using to try to murder former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Switzerland's Foreign Ministry said it summoned Russia's ambassador to "protest against this attempted attack" and demanded that Russian Federation "immediately" end its spying activities on Swiss soil.
Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas
A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas.
The laboratory said it could not comment on FIS activities but confirmed it had been targeted by hackers.
But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the reports, saying he could not believe the arrests would have not have been picked up at the time by the media.
"We had indications in the past few months that we were in the crosshairs of some hacking attempts and took precautions and weren't compromised", Andreas Bucher, a spokesman for the Spiez lab, told AFP. According to a report in April by the Russian news agency TASS, Lavrov received information "confidentially" that Spiez found traces of US chemical warfare agents in the samples.
'We have seen this article and it gives rise to a lot of questions...
Theresa May said they were GRU intelligence officers and that the attack had been approved "at a senior level of the Russian state". Russian Federation rejects the allegations by Britain, with Vladimir Putin saying that the two men are just ordinary citizens, according to the BBC.
The lab tested samples of the Salisbury nerve agent and has also examined chemical weapons which Syrian President Assad is suspected of using during the country's civil war. Zanders believes they may have been trying to hack into the Spiez Laboratory computer system to learn more about what British and worldwide authorities knew about the Novichok used in the Salisbury attack.
The former infielder appeared to be cruising with low effort on his way to first, lunging at the end to almost beat the throw. Strop had been filling in at closer after the injury of Brandon Morrow , who has still not returned to action.
That would put the burden on the handset's security and require the user to setup a biometric barrier, PIN, or similar option. We were unable to use this app, as it is not available just yet, but it will be in the near future it seems.
The playmaker scored a stylish hat-trick as the Blues coasted to a 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday . Chelsea FC will kick off their Europa League group stage campaign on Thursday night when they take on PAOK away from home.
The dark privacy glass that looks really good with the white body in the images is also part of the car's standard equipment. Red decals can be added to the front lip and the top line of the lower rear bumper to generate extra sporty visual appeal.
But Hammers manager Pellegrini believes it makes little difference if the public know his starting team ahead of time. Asked if he knows the source of the leaks, Pellegrini said: "I don't have any idea, I'm not anxious about that".
Then she instantly realised that she had sent strawberries from the same punnet to school in her older son's packed lunch. Anyone with information that could assist the police investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 .
This time, though, the Silver Arrows seem to have the pace, with Hamilton just 0.011s slower than Raikkonen in FP2. Mercedes have traditionally struggled at Singapore, and Ferrari came into the weekend as strong favourites.
Prosecutor Eric Maurel said that the suspect was in a state " mental confusion " during his arrest and was later sent to hospital. It is reported that two people were injured as a result of the collision of a vehicle into a crowd in Nimes.
Air pollution in Beijing is disastrous, with the city consistently ranking among the places with the worst air quality in China . To do so, though, they need to comply with the whims of Chinese authorities.
Huawei promises foldable phone within a year
If the new reports are to believed, Huawei might announce its first foldable display phone by the end of 2018, though Mr. Going ahead, smartphones will play an even bigger role as they get smarter thanks to artificial intelligence.
Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod
The man, described as being in his mid-twenties, was reportedly using a boogie board at the time of the attack. Two people look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass.
Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises
That, and the storm's vast circumference of hundreds of miles, means Wilmington will be inundated with rain, the advisory said. Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees.
Microsoft acquires Lobe to help make AI accessible to everyone
The company now plans to the user the Lobe which is said to be only launched into the beta version which was earlier this year. With driverless cars for example, it can teach them to recognize a stop sign, or to distinguish a pedestrian from a lamppost.
Texas A&M replaces Texas as most valuable program
The third-richest program, Michigan, is very far behind, raking in just $127 million in revenue and $75 million in profit. In the area of donations, Florida's athletic department received $138 million, followed by Texas at $123 million.
Coast Guard member flashes white power hand signal on TV
Zorn later gave a statement that the unidentified man had been removed from duty and that the incident is now under investigation. Others were offended because they connect the gesture to President Donald Trump and conservatives.
1M GM Vehicles Are Being Recalled
The software update is already available , so customers can begin to schedule repairs with their local dealer. More than 1 million of the trucks are in the US , and most of the rest are in Canada and Mexico.
Border Patrol agent charged with murdering 4 women
Cuellar said his department has "very strong evidence" to believe Ortiz killed the women, who he said were sex workers. According to the District Attorney all of the women were prostitutes who were allegedly picked up by Ortiz.