As it stated in Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartphones to cars.
Instead, WikiLeaks claims, the CIA held on to the knowledge in order to conduct a variety of attacks.
But WikiLeaks claims that a CIA hack makes the target TV appear to be off when it’s actually on – and listening.
According to WikiLeaks, much of the CIA program centered on dozens of vulnerabilities it discovered but didn’t disclose to the gadget makers.
According to WikiLeaks, the vulnerabilities were discovered by the CIA itself or obtained from other government agencies and cyberweapon contractors.
Overnight Cybersecurity: WikiLeaks dumps CIA hacking docs
as declared in –DEM CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is calling for an investigation into how thousands of secret documents — including CIA hacking tools — ended up in the hands of WikiLeaks.
Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy.
THE BIG STORIES:–WIKILEAKS DUMPS CIA DOCS: WikiLeaks on Tuesday published a massive trove of documents purportedly pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programs — the first of many document dumps the site says it has coming on the intelligence agency.
“I am deeply disturbed by the allegation that the CIA lost its arsenal of hacking tools,” said Lieu in a statement.
WikiLeaks first released an encrypted version of this batch of documents, nicknamed “Year Zero,” on Twitter late Monday.
as declared in ETWikiLeaks has released thousands of files that it identifies as CIA documents related to the agency’s cyber-espionage tools and programs.
Instead, the purported CIA documents reference and describe agency tools designed to extract information from computers, monitor communications and control electronic devices.
There’s another concern about the methods that the CIA used to compromise phones.
In its press release, WikiLeaks says it is “avoiding the distribution of ‘armed’ cyberweapons until a consensus emerges” on how to analyze and disarm such weapons.
The alleged CIA documents show techniques developed specifically for “embedded systems” — which the files describe, in non-technical terms, as “the Things in the Internet of Things.”
collected by :Syrena Smith