Skip to comments.Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
Posted on 03/07/2017 5:39:22 AM PST by MNDude
Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.
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. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election.
Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.
(Excerpt) Read more at wikileaks.org ...
I was so right! I yesterday I said “My prediction is it has something to do with CIA surveillance.”
Oh...that's just GREAT. Let's just post all our national Security data on line from the get go and cut out the middle man.
Posting a creep's personal emails is one thing but posting classified documents is quite another. I'm definitely NOT celebrating these releases.
CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive
And this was under whose administration?
Is this good or bad for our nation’s sensitive security? I don’t like this..this should have been exposed during OVOMIT’s term!!
You miss the point. It is already out there. The CIA lost control of it and hackers have it.
George W Bush of course!
Actually, this one should be celebrated. Why? Because this is basically the equivalent of a police department that had their machine guns, sniper rifles, surveillance gear and antimateriel rifles stolen, started to see them being used on civilians and then didn’t say word one about the losses, instead telling the citizens there was nothing to worry about.
The CIA has lost control of their hacking arsenal and it is now being used against us. Better that we know about it so our domestic a ystems can be patched and protected against these cyber weapons running around.
FYI - the bad guys already have all of these hacks and exploits *already*, remember?
It was bad when they lost control. Wiki exposing.
We need to figure who was responsible for losing control
Apparently it was under the Brennan administration
Generally I really don’t subscribe to leaks of state secrets BUT Obozo and his merry band of thieves have weaponized the once proud intelligence agencies and this could be the cornerstone of the complete and total clean out of those agencies to return them to their once proud mission.
I remember the days (Clinton admin) when FR was full of inquiring minds who liked digging deep to find the truth. Teams would get together and research important issues, many pundits and news orgs would search FR daily for nuggets of gold. Back then we made a difference and made people very nervous!
Thank God Hillary lost or this sort of thing would surely be covered up and likely to continue into the future. This is just another example of what a lousy job of cyber security was done over the last eight years (whilst the DRAMAcrats were busy pursuing a radical social agenda.) Pathetic!
Me too. Time marches on and now Reddit, twitter and 4chan do it but not with FR’s style.
If it was under Brennan, then the loss of control may have been intentional. I don’t trust this guy at all. He gives me the creeps.
The Democrats,lawyers,unions and lobbyist run D C and there is nothing that can be done about it short of a real Revolution.
Check the donations to politicians and if you do not see it you are blind.
I have very little doubt that he willingly did 0bama's dirty work.
It is debatable the CIA is solely concerned with national security.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.