This is just a skelton posting to be filled out a bit more later. A place to hang comments and discussions about the event while I try to catch up.
A couple of starter reads:
The topic broke out on another thread here, with some comments to catch up:
Larry Ledwick says:
7 March 2017 at 5:22 pm (Edit)
This might need a new topic — Major Wikileaks release summary of the juicy bits.
A couple of headings from a quick search that looked interesting:
WikiLeaks has released a CIA data dump titled “Vault 7 Part 1 “Year Zero”: Inside the CIA’s global hacking force.”
WikiLeaks sent out multiple tweets today in relation to a new batch of information set to be published following a press conference at 8AM ET. The release was given the codename “Year Zero” and related to what WikiLeaks called a “CIA global hacking force.”
WikiLeaks’ CIA document dump shows agency can compromise Android and smart TVs
The website releases more than 8,700 documents it says are from a CIA cyber unit.
WikiLeaks has released more than 8,700 documents it says come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, with some of the leaks saying the agency had 24 “weaponized” and previously undisclosed exploits for the Android operating system as of 2016.
Some of the Android exploits were developed by the CIA, while others came from the U.S. National Security Agency, U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, and cyber arms dealers, according to the trove of documents released Tuesday.
Some smartphone attacks developed by the CIA allow the agency to bypass the encryption in WhatsApp, Confide, and other apps by collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied, according to the WikiLeaks analysis.
All from the “I’m not paranoid, it IS as bad as I thought” or the “I’m not paranoid, I just know what can be done” departments…