Big Brother is alive and well. How would you like the CIA spying on you from your cell phone or TV? Even though prohibited by law from electronic surveillance of US citizens, what happens if the CIA’s cyberespionage technology is hacked? The hackers may certainly surveil US citizens. Worse yet, they could sell the technology to America’s enemies.
WikiLeaks has published thousands of purported CIA documents regarding its cyberespionage “effort,” which includes malware that turns common electronic devices like cell phones and televisions into bugs and spy cams. How nice. If WikiLeaks has this treasure trove of CIA docs, who else has compromised sensitive intelligence docs and technology?
The Washington Times is reporting that the release comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia, according to WikiLeaks.
The documents include information about a CIA cyber intelligence outpost in the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, that gave the cyber spies access throughout the European Union.
The documents could not immediately be authenticated. But a cybersecurity expert, Rendition Infosec founder Jake Williams, told The Associated Press that the dump appeared legitimate. Read more….