WikiLeaks publication of what is allegedly the largest ever batch of classified documents on the CIA has blown the lid off the extent to which governments (because let’s not pretend the US government is the only one doing this) have been spying on their own citizens for years. It also casts a harsh light on mainstream media denials of President Donald Trump’s claims that the incumbent government authorised spying on his campaign team during the presidential election campaign.
The release includes more than 8,000 documents, the first batch of so called ‘Vault 7’, leaks, which according to Washington sources have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart at the end of this link, which Wikileaks also released:
Dubbed ‘Year Zero’, this is the first in a series of leaks the whistleblower organization has given the codename ‘Vault 7.’ WikiLeaks reported that ‘Year Zero’ revealed details of the CIA’s “global covert hacking program,” including “weaponized exploits” used against company products including “Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.”
WikiLeaks has tweeted teasers to make the world aware these latest leak are something sensational, which it claims came from somebody inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.
Among the more notable disclosures which, if confirmed, “would rock the technology world“, the CIA had managed to bypass encryption on phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate not only Windows and Apple computers and tablets, but Android phones in order to collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.”
Another profound revelation is that the CIA can engage in “false flag” cyberattacks which portray Russia as the assailant. Discussing the CIA’s Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group, Wikileaks’ source notes that it “collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.
We could link you to the wikileaks data dump but there is a lot of material to browse through in order to find what is relevant, so luckily Alt_right hero Milo Yiannopolous has assembled a list of the major ways the US government, with bhelp from their collaborators including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and others and CIA have been abusing power:
Since it can be quite difficult to search through the data yourself, we are assembling a list of the most notable information.
The CIA can masquerade its malware as belonging to a foreign intelligence agency.
The CIA stole hacking malware from the Russian Federation for their own use.
The CIA is hacking everyone, including US citizens.
Every microphone and webcam is remote controllable.
The CIA’s exploits have been leaked internally and can be used by unauthorized people to gain access to virtually anything.
CIA malware can infiltrate iPhones, Androids, Windows Phones, and even your smart TV.
The U.S. consulate in Frankfurt is a covert CIA hacker base.
The CIA created air gap jumping viruses that infect CDs, DVDs, flash drives, etc.
The CIA created malware that specifically evaded certain anti-virus programs.
The CIA can hack cars for “undetectable assassinations”
CIA malware can infiltrate your macOS and Windows computers.
CIA malware infiltrates your smartphone to read messages on encrypted apps, before you send them.
CIA malware can infiltrate Linux and routers.
The CIA was supposed to reveal major vulnerabilities, but instead, hoarded them for their own use.
Notepad++, a popular text editor, has a DLL hijack.
The CIA steals saved passwords from Internet Explorer
CIA can bypass Windows User Account Control
CIA has Android malware that makes Android phones bulk-spy on WiFi networks around them.
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