WikiLeaks Does Massive Data Dump On CIA Hacking Tools And Ops

WikiLeaks today released documents that shed light on the CIA’s hacking tools and internal operations. What’s key about this is that absolutely no platform is safe from the CIA as documented by BetaNews:

WikiLeaks has unleashed a treasure trove of data to the internet, exposing information about the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools. Code-named Vault 7, the first data is due to be released in serialized form, starting off with “Year Zero” as part one. A cache of over 8,500 documents and files has been made available via BitTorrent in an encrypted archive. The plan had been to release the password at 9:00am ET today, but when a scheduled online press conference and stream came “under attack” prior to this, the password was released early. Included in the “extraordinary” release are details of the zero day weapons used by the CIA to exploit iPhones, Android phones, Windows, and even Samsung TVs to listen in on people. Routers, Linux, macOS — nothing is safe. WikiLeaks explains how the “CIA’s hacking division” — or the Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI) as it is officially known — has produced thousands of weaponized pieces of malware, Trojans, viruses and other tools. It’s a leak that’s essentially Snowden 2.0.

I take two things out of this data dump. First, nothing is secure. Absolutely nothing. That should scare you. Second, some of these tools that are now in the public domain, really bad people are going to get their hands on them. That should scare you even more.

It should be interesting to see how this is explained by the US Government.

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3 Responses to “WikiLeaks Does Massive Data Dump On CIA Hacking Tools And Ops”

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