WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Hacking Documents
WikiLeaks released what they're calling "the largest ever publication of confidential documents" on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
According to a press release, the documents show the CIA developed malware aimed at hacking iPhones, Android phones, Microsoft Windows and even Samsung smart TV's.
The collection, code name "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, will be released in parts, with the first of the series, called "Year Zero," containing more than 8,700 documents. WikiLeaks says the documents were taken from an "isolated, high-security network" inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. According to WikiLeaks the archive was passed around U.S. government hackers and contractors, one of whom gave WikiLeaks the documents.
The archive says the CIA developed malware intended to attack Samsung smart TVs so the owner believes the TV is off when it is actually still on, then operates as a bug, recording conversations and sending them to a covert CIA server.
The documents reveal the CIA was looking at infecting vehicle control systems.
WikiLeaks also says the CIA developed ways to remotely hack and control smart phones, sending the CIA the user's location, phone and text conversations and activating the camera and microphone.
A CIA spokesperson told Fox News and the Associated Press the CIA does "not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents."