Displaying items by tag: Vault 7

A former CIA employee who was on trial for allegedly leaking details of exploits developed by the CIA to WikiLeaks has escaped conviction on all but two counts, with a federal jury in Manhattan deadlocked after a four-week trial and six days of what were described as chaotic deliberations.

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In an unusual turn of events, a Chinese security firm has accused a group known as APT-C-39, which it claims is affiliated to the US Central Intelligence Agency, of hacking into Chinese Government agencies and companies over the last 11 years.

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WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was willing to discuss guidelines on the release of CIA documents — which were published under the name Vault 7 beginning in March 2017 — in exchange for a limited immunity deal that might have freed him for a while, but the deal was squashed by former FBI director James Comey, a report claims.

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A former employee of both the CIA and the NSA has been charged with leaking information from the former agency to WikiLeaks which published them beginning in March 2017 under the name Vault 7.

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The US Government has named a suspect in the theft of documents from the CIA, which WikiLeaks released under the name Vault 7 from March last year, but has been unable to file charges against the man even though he has been detained since a week after the first leak.

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Friday, 08 September 2017 06:23

Vault 7: latest dump details missile-control system

WikiLeaks has released the latest tranche of documents from its Vault 7 dumps, but this time the material pertains to a missile-control system, based on PIC micro-controllers, and developed by Raytheon.

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Friday, 01 September 2017 10:10

Vault 7: Malware can run implants on XP, Windows 7

WikiLeaks has released documents from the CIA's Angelfire project, a five-component utility that can load and run custom implants on Windows XP or Windows 7.

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WikiLeaks has released details of a CIA project known as ExpressLane which enabled the agency to steal biometric data from its liaison services such as the NSA, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI.

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WikiLeaks has released details of a tool known as CouchPotato from its stash of CIA documents, in the latest leak of what began on 7 March and what it called the biggest dump of security material in history.

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WikiLeaks has published more documents from its CIA trove, detailing a project named Dumbo that can suspend processes utilising webcams and corrupt video recordings that could get in the way of a deployment by a special CIA group.

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WikiLeaks has released details of tools that can be used on OS X and Linux systems in its ongoing Vault 7 dump of documents that have leaked from the CIA.

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WikiLeaks has released details of proof-of-concept ideas and assessments for malware attack vectors from CIA contractor Raytheon Blackbird as part of its ongoing Vault 7 document release.

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WikiLeaks has released details of a CIA project called HighRise as part of its ongoing Vault 7 document dump, with the application in question being for Android exploitation.

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WikiLeaks has released CIA documents detailing implants that can be used to steal traffic from SSH sessions on both Windows and Linux systems, in the latest dump from its Vault 7 stash.

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Documents detailing malware for collecting data wirelessly with the aid of geolocation data has been released by WikiLeaks, as part of its Vault 7 CIA document dump.

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The latest dump of documents by WikiLeaks from its CIA stash, which it has dubbed Vault 7, details a project known as OutlawCountry which is aimed at Linux.

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WikiLeaks has released another set of documents from the CIA, revealing details of a project known as Brutal Kangaroo that targets closed Windows networks by jumping the air gap using thumb drives.

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WikiLeaks has released documents from the CIA that show the spy agency was, for years, building and maintaining tools to hack into commonly used routers. The dump is part of the Vault 7 series that the whistle-blowing site began releasing on 7 March.

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WikiLeaks has resumed its release of material from the Vault 7 dump after missing a week, with the overnight release of documents from the CIA's Pandemic project, a persistent implant for Microsoft Windows machines that share files with remote users in a local network.

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ANALYSIS WikiLeaks appears to have gone missing, with what has become more or less a regular release from its Vault 7 CIA document dump not being made on 26 May.

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