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Expect More Incidents Like WikiLeaks' Dump of CIA Hacking Tools

| Mar. 09, 2017

This is the second example of this happening - but it won't be the last.


"Is this going to be a thing now? Political rivals spy on one another all the time, but they seem increasingly willing to track down opponents’ espionage tools and leak them on the web. Last year, it was an older collection of malware likely built by, or for, the National Security Agency. This year, it’s the turn of the newly reorganized Central Intelligence Agency.

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks—once the bright hope of information freedom activists, now a spooky dropbox for occasional whistleblowers and Russian intelligence agents—leaked a collection of 8,761 documents and files (with possibly more to come) alleged to have come from within CIA between 2013 and 2016. The documents purport to describe malicious software tools and programs designed for gaining access to, and information from, computer systems like laptops, routers, and even internet-connected televisions..."

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For Academic Citation: Herr, Trey.“Expect More Incidents Like WikiLeaks' Dump of CIA Hacking Tools.” Slate, March 9, 2017.