Latest WikiLeaks release shows how the CIA uses computer code to hide the origins of its hacking attacks and ‘disguise them as Russian or Chinese activity’
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WikiLeaks’ latest dump of hacked info from the CIA shows how the spy agency could mask its own cyberattacks to make it look like it came from another foreign government, the Daily Mail reported.
Russian, Chinese, North Korea, Arabic, Farsi — it’s all in the source code, the Daily Mail reported.
It’s the latest revelation from holed-up fugitive Julian Assange, who released 676 files from the CIA that prove its software capabilities in waging cyber warfare.
But it’s one Russia’s foreign minister picked up on when WikiLeaks first dumped about 9,000 files of the CIA’s cyberespionage toolkit on March 7, including hacking into Smart TVs and phones and using them as surveillance devices.
Sergey Lavrov said “the CIA could get access to such ‘fingerprints’ and then use them,” making the point that the Russians were wrongly blamed for hacking the Democrats and meddling in the presidential election.