9000 pages of documents leaked from the CIA show that they have been using malware and Trojan horse programs to hack Smart phones and TVs across the US and beyond. The CIA documents also show that they have been working on controlling vehicle systems which according to Wikileaks “would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations”.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Among the most salacious revelations in the WikiLeaks release come from documents showing how CIA developed techniques to hack Samsung smart TVs with British intelligence services. The malware, called Weeping Angel, records audio while the target of the hack believes the TV is turned off.
This is largest ever document dump from Wikileaks. The bundle, called “Vault 7”, has “been maintained in a high-security network at CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Va.”
The group also claims that the documents show that the CIA has developed techniques that allow it to bypass encryption used by secret text messaging programs like WhatsApp, Signal, and Confide.
In its explainer, WikiLeaks attempts to capitalize on the recent debate about whether President Obama spied on President Trump prior to the election. Trump made the unfounded claim on Twitter on Saturday.
The group claims that CIA malware can be used to “penetrate, infest and control” Android and iPhone software “that runs or has run presidential Twitter accounts.”