Wikileaks just released the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA and you’ll note this is only part 1. In addition to documents describing remote hacking programs and even self driving car hacking programs there were malware programs intended to take control of android and iphone devices for surveillance purposes. Smart TVs and Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems, among others were included among the program targets and analysts have already suggested this information is real.
“Today, our digital security has been compromised because the CIA has been stockpiling vulnerabilities rather than working with companies to patch them,” Senior Legislative Manager Nathan White said.
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The CIA allegedly also maintains a database of malware created in other nations — WikiLeaks specifically cites Russia — in order to disguise its own hacking attempts as the work of another group.