CIA hacks TVs and phones all over the world: Wikileaks new revelation
Los Angeles : WikiLeaks on Tuesday posted thousands of documents purporting to reveal CIA hacking secrets.
It also pointed out to the fact that the spy agency can listen to people’s communications by using smart televisions and encrypted communications apps such as Signal or WhatsApp.
A CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu declined to comment and said, “We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents."
It was one of the most important releases by WikiLeaks and said that the CIA "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal"
The hacking lacks included a series of tools that experts say could be turned against Americans. U.S. officials.
Wikileaks statement read: "This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive."
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a statement that the files in its possession are the most comprehensive release of U.S. spying documents ever.
He maintained that the documents came to WikiLeaks from a U.S. intelligence contractor.
“WikiLeaks redacted the names of purported CIA officers and withheld the actual hacking tools it said might allow hackers to seize control of machines.”
Some experts who are examining the documents, however are not so sure of their significance.
WikiLeaks has more than 8,700 documents created from 2013 to 2016 that were housed in a database belonging to the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence, says Assange.