This morning, WikiLeaks released “the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency”. Since it can be quite difficult to search through the data yourself, we are assembling a list of the most notable information.
- The CIA can masquerade its malware as belonging to a foreign intelligence agency.
- The CIA stole hacking malware from the Russian Federation for their own use.
- The CIA is hacking everyone, including US citizens.
- Every microphone and webcam is remote controllable.
- The CIA’s exploits have been leaked internally and can be used by unauthorized people to gain access to virtually anything.
- CIA malware can infiltrate iPhones, Androids, Windows Phones, and even your smart TV.
- The U.S. consulate in Frankfurt is a covert CIA hacker base.
- The CIA created air gap jumping viruses that infect CDs, DVDs, flash drives, etc.
- The CIA created malware that specifically evaded certain anti-virus programs.
- The CIA can hack cars for “undetectable assassinations”
- CIA malware can infiltrate your macOS and Windows computers.
- CIA malware infiltrates your smartphone to read messages on encrypted apps, before you send them.
- CIA malware can infiltrate Linux and routers.
- The CIA was supposed to reveal major vulnerabilities, but instead, hoarded them for their own use.
- Notepad++, a popular text editor, has a DLL hijack.
- The CIA steals saved passwords from Internet Explorer
- CIA can bypass Windows User Account Control
- CIA has Android malware that makes Android phones bulk-spy on WiFi networks around them.
[Updated to include point 18]