Wikileaks released Leaked CIA documents to solve malicious software for your Smartphone. An Android or iPhone, own a Smart TV or drive a connected car, chances are the U.S. government might be spying you.
WikiLeaks leaked new documents on Central Intelligence Agency, code-named “Vault 7”. WikiLeaks is the biggest platform for distribution of confidential documents. It released hundreds of documents showing CIA hacking tools. These tools can hack into phones, computers, cars and Smart TVs.
The documents could flash agency’s important hacking techniques used to crack systems around the world. Yet, CNET is silent on the authentication of the document. If the document is real, it can question everyone’s privacy.
If the malicious software is real that means it had access to data stored on our gadgets. CIA could have the access to encrypted messages sent through Social Networking. Likewise, the virus can turn your smartphones and Smart Tv into listening devices. The leaks provide a note into how much access CIA has in your private life.
FBI and the CIA
The FBI and the CIA have also refused to comment on the authenticity of the leaked documents. But, U.S. officials are conducting a criminal investigation on how WikiLeaks got those documents.
Wikileaks has updated the source code from the document to block distribution of cyber weapon. Those viruses can bypass antivirus software including Bitdefender, Comodo, and Avira. Likewise, the document also includes some codes that antivirus vendors can install to detect. The CIA surveillance operations have back-fired upon themselves.
Apple Co. Released a statement saying it had already addressed some of the vulnerabilities. “iPhone’s technology has the best data security available and we are working to keep it that way,” it said.
Samsung’s Smart TVs and Android phones are on the radar for the threat to the privacy. The documents also claimed that the CIA created malware to target devices running Microsoft Windows. The leaks suggested malware can hijack computers running on Linux.
According to the leaked documents, the Malware developed in collaboration with British spy agency, MI5.
Weeping Angel Program
The weeping angel program is a special malware. This malware is also designed to put the device in “fake off” mode. Then, the device works as a recording device that receives the conversation in the room and sends them to the CIA.
According to the documents, the CIA has figured out the technology to penetrate vehicle control system of the car. It allows the CIA to perform an undetected assassination.
A zero-day program is a computer software vulnerability. In this program, hackers exploit many holes or faults in the operating system. The CIA knew the holes in the IOS that it used to infest its malware.
A similar hack was also targeted to smartphones and tablet device that uses Android operating system. Wikileaks also claims that CIA has lost most of its hacking tools. This means notorious hackers can find them and use them.