Tags Wikileaks

Symantec links CIA tools to mysterious group that hacked 40 organizations globally

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Malware linked to the CIA, according to documents published by WikiLeaks, was used to hack into government, financial, telecom, energy, aerospace, education and natural resources organizations based in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, according to newly published research by Symantec.

Shadow Brokers re-emerge, drop large catalog of stolen NSA exploits

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

After 'going dark' in January, the group released a password Saturday that unlocks a full suite of exploits.

WikiLeaks is probably exaggerating what’s in its latest CIA leak

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of secret CIA hacking capabilities describes how the spy agency obfuscates certain digital espionage techniques. The transparency organization is overselling what's actually in the leaked computer code, experts say.

Legal peril looms over companies hoping to acquire CIA intel from WikiLeaks

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

A cloud of legal uncertainty hangs over a cohort of private companies that hope to receive software vulnerability information from WikiLeaks, according to top national security lawyers.

WikiLeaks publishes MacBook, iPhone hacking toolkit supposedly used by CIA

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

WikiLeaks published Thursday a new batch of supposed CIA documents that reveal how the spy agency has hacked into Apple computers and smartphones over the last decade. The 12 newly released folders provide insight into some of the CIA’s methods and techniques, which evidently require physical access to compromise a target device in many cases. Cybersecurity researchers tell CyberScoop that the documents, some of which are marked as recent as 2013, generally prove that the CIA boasts a “robust” Mac attack toolkit.

Senators draft bill to turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The bill, which has yet to be introduced, is said to add clarity, transparency and a level of consistency to the process.