Yesterday WikiLeaks published thousands of documents revealing top CIA hacking secrets, including the agency's ability to break into iPhones, Android phones, smart TVs, and Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems.
It dubbed the first release as Vault 7.
Vault 7 is just the first part of leak series “Year Zero” that WikiLeaks will be releasing in coming days. Vault 7 is all about a covert global hacking operation being run by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
According to the whistleblower organization, the CIA did not inform the companies about the security issues of their products; instead held on to security bugs in software and devices, including iPhones, Android phones, and Samsung TVs, that millions of people around the world rely on.
One leaked document suggested that the CIA was even looking for tools to remotely control smart cars and trucks, allowing the agency to cause "accidents" which would effectively be "nearly undetectable assassinations."
While security experts, companies and non-profit organizations are still reviewing 8,761 documents released as Vault 7 archive, we are here with some relevant facts and points that you need to know.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Vault 7:
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