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according to CIA CYBER PROGRAMS The CIA in recent years underwent a restructuring to focus more on cyber warfare to keep pace with the increasing digital sophistication of foreign adversaries.
“We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents,” CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said in a statement.
A longtime intelligence contractor with expertise in U.S. hacking tools told Reuters the documents included correct “cover” terms describing active cyber programs.
Reuters could not immediately verify the contents of the published documents, but several contractors and private cyber security experts said the materials, dated between 2013 and 2016, appeared to be legitimate.
Cyber security experts disagreed about the extent of the fallout from the data dump, but said a lot would depend on whether WikiLeaks followed through on a threat to publish the actual hacking tools that could do damage.
as informed in WikiLeaks’ latest assault on U.S. secrets may pose an early, potentially awkward security issue for President Trump, who has repeatedly praised WikiLeaks and disparaged the CIA.
The release of so many sensitive files appeared to catch the CIA, White House and other government entities off-guard.
The material highlights specific anti-virus products that can be defeated, going further than a release of NSA hacking tools last year, he said.
The release was described as a huge loss to the CIA by security experts and former U.S. intelligence officials.
WikiLeaks said it redacted lists of CIA surveillance targets, though it said they included targets and machines in Latin America, Europe and the United States.
WikiLeaks says CIA hacked Samsung smart TVs
as informed in WikiLeaks says Samsung smart TVs were hacked to enable spying on consumers.
Samsung smart TVs have microphones so viewers can make voice commands, such as requests for movie recommendations.
WikiLeaks says the audio goes to a covert CIA server rather than a party authorized by Samsung.
In such cases, audio isn’t limited to TV commands but could include everyday conversations.
In a trove of documents released Tuesday, WikiLeaks included code that it says shows the CIA worked with U.K. intelligence officials to turn microphones in TVs into listening devices.