WikiLeaks Downloads on CIA

Another Snowden?

WikiLeaks just hit the world with a huge amount of CIA spying secrets, including the covert agency’s global hacking programs, in what is dubbed the Vault 7 release.

WikiLeaks founder and boss who is currently trying to survive in an Ecuadorian embassy in London said that Vault 7 makes for the most comprehensive/exhaustive CIA release in history. The amount of data is  significantly bigger than the previous Snowden files.

There are over 8 thousand documents in total that disclose basically the whole CIA apparatus/capabilities in terms of hacking stuff.

Julian Assange said that today’s Vault 7 release is just the first batch, the first of a series so to speak, with more to come. Already the 8761 documents dwarf the Snowden files, which exposed the dirty tricks and the huge hacking powers of the NSA working hand in hand with various other agencies and tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

WikiLeaks founder claims that after publishing these secret documents (well, they are not so secret anymore) the CIA received a death blow, losing control of its arsenal. I don’t really think that’s the case, but I like Assange’s optimism.

According to WikiLeaks’ Year Zero, which is the first in a series of leaks via most probably a CIA insider just like Snowden, CIA’s global covert hacking program consisted of weaponized exploits used against various gadgets, including Google’s Android/smartphones, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows, cars (controlled by remote to carry out undetectable assassinations)and, wait a little, even Samsung TV sets which were turned into bugging devices via their internal microphones.

Also, the CIA is way ahead mainstream encryption, as they’ve already managed to bypass WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. Government hackers are perfectly capable of breaking in Android systems (smartphones) and collect data, both audio and messages before any type of encryption is applied.

Speaking of those darn’ ruskies, CIA is capable of engaging in false flag cyberattacks which may look like originating from Russia or wherever. And then, there’s Umbrage:

“With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from. UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.”

The DNC/Russia hack allegations were a joke from the beginning, and techies always knew that, but now we have official confirmation. Also, it seems like the CIA created its own NSA with zero accountability and it had produced thousand of trojans, viruses, hacking systems and various weaponized malware.

What’s very interesting is that it looks like we have a Snowden 2.0 in the making and 2017 will be a very interesting year to say the least.






Source: WikiLeaks, ZH