by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:
On Tuesday morning WikiLeaks released brand new documents related to surveillance operations conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
WikiLeaks has further exposed the Central Intelligence Agency’s spying capabilities in an explosive new document dump dubbed “Vault 7.” The vault is a massive collection of data regarding CIA surveillance activities with documents that detail everything from the CIA’s infiltration of smart phones, televisions, and cars, to the creation of a hacking station posing as a U.S. Consulate in Germany.
The release of the documents was not without controversy, as the electronics of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were reportedly “under attack.” A tweet from WikiLeaks states, “the press conference is under attack: Facebook+Periscope video used by WikiLeaks’ editor Julian Assange have been attacked. Activating contingency plans.”
WikiLeaks claims that the CIA recently lost control over a “majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation”. The archive was apparently circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors before being shared with WikiLeaks.
“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,” WikiLeaks wrote in a press release. Year Zero focuses on the CIA’s global hacking program, their full arsenal of malware programs, and so-called “Zero Day” exploits for the U.S. and Europe’s most popular computer products, phones, and televisions.
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