March 09, 2017

WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Hacking Docs Online

By Adam Klein

Source: Tech News World

Journalist(s) John P. Mello Jr.

WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped thousands of classified documents onto the Internet, exposing hacking programs used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

The torrent of data is just the first in a series of dumps WikLeaks is calling "Vault 7." This first installment includes 8,761 documents and files stolen from an isolated high-security network within the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.

This first batch of data, according to WikiLeaks, introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal, and dozens of zero-day weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products -- among them, Apple's iPhone, Google's Android operating system, Microsoft's Windows OS, and Samsung's smart TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.

Read the full article at Tech News World.

  • Adam Klein

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Adam Klein is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.  His research centers on the intersection of national security policy and law, inclu...