2017-03-07 15:20:25 UTC
The collection of purported intelligence tools includes information on
CIA-developed malware -- bearing names such as “Assassin” and “Medusa”
-- intended to target iPhones, Android phones, smart TVs and Microsoft,
Mac and Linux operating systems, among others. An entire unit in the
CIA is devoted to inventing programs to hack data from Apple products,
according to WikiLeaks.
The 8,761 documents and files -- released as “Vault 7 Part 1” and
titled “Year Zero” -- were obtained from an “isolated, high-security
network” at the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Va., a
press release from the website said. The trove had been “circulated
among former U.S. government hackers and contractors,” one of whom
“recently” gave the archive to WikiLeaks.