New WikiLeaks Revelations - CIA Spies May Also Operate in Frankfurt - Der Spiegel
WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents pertaining to CIA efforts at global surveillance, including a tool to transform smart-TVs into a powerful spying device. The documents indicate that some of the intelligence agency's spying may be done from Frankfurt.
The whistleblower platform WikiLeaks has published new material that appears to provide fresh insight into the spying practices of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Shortly after 2 p.m. Central European Time, 8,761 documents and files were made available pertaining to systematic CIA infiltration of computers around the world.
According to a WikiLeaks press release, the cache of documents, christened "Vault 7" by organization, provides an overview of the CIA's secret hacking arsenal, including malware, viruses, Trojans and the targeted exploitation of systemic weaknesses, referred to as "Zero Day Exploits" in the parlance. The documents indicate that the tools enable the CIA to breach Apple iPhones, Android devices from Google, Windows computers and even televisions.
The material published by WikiLeaks is from an anonymous source. According to the platform, the material has been circulating among former U.S. government hackers and contractors, which is how it found its way to the whistleblowing platform. According to a WikiLeaks statement, the source hopes the publication of the documents will trigger a debate on how the use of cyberweapons can be democratically legitimized and controlled. - Read More