Only days ago Wikileaks revealed shocking details involving the CIA and their capabilities to spy on American citizens, as the public now knows they have access to a stunning array of hacking tools that can manipulate, infiltrate and infest Wi-Fi capable devices that most people use on a daily basis.
Among the Wikileaks documents were details that described hacking tools that the CIA utilizes to infect computers, smart phones, Samsung TVs and even modern vehicles.
One of the most politically relevant revelations was the fact that the CIA purposefully masks their hacking attempts by leaving “footprints”, which would lead investigators to believe the hack came from Russia rather than anyone in their agency. With the Democrats on a constant hunt for Russian hackers, claiming they manipulated the election in Trump’s favor, Wikileak’s latest reveal provides a very different narrative to their claims.
Despite releasing over 8,000 documents related to the CIA’s hacking operations, Wikileaks has stated that those files account for a mere 1% of the total data they have yet to make public.
WikiLeaks has released less than 1% of its #Vault7 series in its part one publication yesterday ‘Year Zero’.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 8, 2017
Perhaps the most shocking reveal in Wikileak’s “Vault 7” dump is their claim that the CIA has “lost control” of their hacking tools after they were distributed to a network of 5,000 government employees and outside contractors, who used these programs to implement their various operations. Among one of these employees or contractors is the whistleblower who coordinated the leak, according to Wikileaks, when contacting them with inside information regarding the CIA’s shocking amount of autonomy.
Although the Wikileaks Podesta email release last year undoubtedly impacted the election, their latest release involving the CIA’s hacking capabilities could prove to be their most powerful leak yet, as it has revealed a shocking lack of oversight and potential for abuse of power yet unseen in America.