WikiLeaks Publishes “CIA’s Entire Collection Of Hacking Tools”


Short Bytes: WikiLeaks has leaked CIA’s complete collection of hacking tools and malware. These tools have been devised to target Windows, Linux, and macOS computer, iOS and Android smartphones, and many other electronic devices. This dump is available for download via a torrent file.

WikiLeaks has published a collection of United States Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) collection of hacking tools. This collection, code-named “Vault 7”, is WikiLeaks’ largest ever publication of confidential documents.

These alleged tools are collections of malware for targeting computers and routers based on Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and macOS. WikiLeaks has released 8,761 documents and files, and titled it Year Zero.

CIA has an entire unit dedicated to hacking data from Apple devices, according to WikiLeaks. It also claims that CIA has built a collection of 24 Android Zero Days.

WikiLeaks says that the documents and files were obtained from an “isolated and high-security network” at CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley.

WikiLeaks’ press release says that it has the majority of CIA’s hacking arsenal, which includes “malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation.”

Interestingly, some of these remote hacking tools have the power to convert electronic devices, including Samsung TVs, into spying agents.

The complete WikiLeaks is available via a torrent file. It’s a password protect archive that can be unlocked using the password SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds.

You can know about this leak in detail, read this post by WikiLeaks.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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