Year Zero revealed details of the CIA’s global covert hacking program, including weaponized exploits used against company products including Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.
WikiLeaks tweeted the leak, which it claims came from a network inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.
Among the more notable disclosures which, if confirmed, would rock the technology world, the CIA had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram.
According to the statement from the whistleblower, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect “audio and message traffic before encryption is applied using Vault 7 methods.”
Another profound revelation is that the CIA can engage in false flag cyberattacks which portray Russia as the assailant.
Wikileaks source notes that it collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques stolen from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.
Nobody is immune from being spied on, especially is you’re deemed a threat to the Democratic Party, or a Donald J Trump supporter!
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