Well, this is interesting. After the dems vilified Wikileaks for stating categorically that the DNC data heist was a leak perpetrated by a disgruntled DNC insider and not a hack by the Russians comes this bon bon, the CIA hacking tools able to siphon off data from hardware from Apple, Samsung and Google, among significant others. Intel pros support Wikileaks regarding this affair.
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.
"Year Zero" introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.
Assange was right all along.
Betting pool on all of this is ... the CIA misplaced the code the NSA gave to them as the CIA depends on the NSA for all things related to digital surveillance.
On another note, the Donald may be right regarding being hacked, something also rather interesting to say the least.
President Donald Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was wiretapped and monitored, a former NSA official claimed Monday, adding that the administration risks falling victim to further leaks if it continues to run afoul of the intelligence community.
"I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored," Bill Binney, a 36-year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, told Fox Business on Monday. Everyone's conversations are being monitored and stored, Binney said.
As BRT has often stated, we have no privacy, we are being watched. 1984 anyone? Click here and here for more takes on how us rubes, including Trump, are under surveillance 24/7.
From this perspective, it's W.T.F. UP before it's too late.