Published on March 13th, 2017 | 624 views
Wikileaks Will Provide CIA Hacking Tools To Tech Companies
“We have decided to work with” the firms said, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a news conference, “to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out, so that people can be secured.”
Once the patches are sent out – or, as Assange put it, “once this material is effectively disarmed by us” – WikiLeaks will release more details publicly, “We want to secure communications technology because, without it, journalists aren’t able to hold the state to account.”
A CIA spokesman, Jonathan Liu, suggested that WikiLeaks’ pronouncements of the scale and impact of its Tuesday “Vault 7” release are exaggerated. “As we’ve said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity,” Liu said. “Despite the efforts of Assange and his ilk, CIA continues to aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries.”
U.S. laws and policies bar the CIA from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals on U.S. soil. “And CIA does not do so,” Liu said.
Apple already declined the recent leaks of their products. Company said many of the vulnerabilities already been patched which was released in the Wikileaks documents.