Wikileaks has just made a data dump that their founder Julian Assange states is the most comprehensive CIA release ever, and is far larger than the Snowden files.
This release explains how the CIA spies on citizens through smart TV’s, iPhones, tables…etc. The report lays out their entire hacking program, all the various ways they listen in, and why.
According to Assange, there are documents that list “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA”. This is just one trove of many “Vault 7” dumps that Wikileaks will be releasing in the future.
As The Independent reported:
“Year Zero’ 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, include Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones,” the organisation said in a release.”
For anyone reading into the capacity of this release, on the basic levels alone it seems like the US government spying agencies will have many heads rolling; according to Wikileaks’ Press Release “The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election.”
As the NSA was scrambling to answer to their PRISM scandal that whistle-blower Edward Snowden exposed, it will be interesting to see how the Trump administration will be dealing with this new CIA tale.
“By the end of 2016, the CIA’s hacking division, which formally falls under the agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other “weaponized” malware. Such is the scale of the CIA’s undertaking that by 2016, its hackers had utilized more code than that used to run Facebook. The CIA had created, in effect, its “own NSA” with even less accountability and without publicly answering the question as to whether such a massive budgetary spend on duplicating the capacities of a rival agency could be justified.”
The intensity of this report has yet to be seen, as Wikileaks hasn’t yet combed through all the enormous details included. We are anticipating how citizens, government agencies, congress as well as journalists will be digging through these files and what types of nefarious exploits are going to be purged out of what seems to be a very deep, dark rabbit hole.
Click here to view the Vault 7 data dump.
“Use a ‘torrent’ downloader on: https://file.wikileaks.org/torrent/WikiLeaks-Year-Zero-2017-v1.7z.torrent …
And ‘7z’ to decrypt.
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Author: Fadi Malkosh
Fadi Malkosh is the founder of Network Radio.