WikiLeaks has published hundreds more files today it claims are from the CIA and shows the agency went to great lengths to disguise its own hacking attempts to make it appear those responsible were Russian, Chinese, North Korean or Iranian.
The 676 files published today are part of the “Vault 7 – Marble Framework” and they claim to give an insight into the CIA’s Marble software, which can disguise viruses, trojans, and hacking attacks forensically.
The source code suggests Marble has test examples in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi (the Iranian language).
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 31, 2017
It says: ‘This would permit a forensic attribution double game, for example by pretending that the spoken language of the malware creator was not American English, but Chinese.’
This could lead forensic investigators into wrongly concluding that CIA hacks were carried out by the Chinese government, the North Koreans, Chinese, or Vladimir Putin himself.
The Daily Mail reports that WikiLeaks, whose founder Julian Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, said Vault 7 was the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public.
Earlier this month WikiLeaks published thousands of documents claiming to expose top CIA hacking secrets, including that the agency can break into smart TVs and phones and program self-driving cars.
It also claims the CIA can bypass the encryption of Whatsapp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo, Confide and Cloakman by hacking the smart phones the applications run on.
The leaks revealed just how incredibly far-reaching the government’s hacking powers go.
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