Since March 2017, Wikileaks has been releasing the largest leak of confidential CIA documents in its history. Its name: Vault 7.
These releases follow Wikileaks publication of CIA documents revealing the infiltration the CIA took of the 2012 French presidential election. Vault 7 is the means that was used to do so, plus much more.
Mere days ago Wikileaks released the most recent addition to this ongoing series entitled Angelfire, which is a malware framework developed to infect Windows operating systems without the user being able to see that they’ve been hacked.
Angelfire’s comprised of five components, each with its own purpose, as the site Bleeping Computer summarizes:
↦ Solartime – Malware that modifies the boot sector to load Wolfcreek.
↦ Wolfcreek – Self-loading driver that can load other drivers and user-mode applications.
↦ Keystone – Component that’s responsible for starting other implants (technical term for malware).
↦ BadMFS – a covert file system that is created at the end of the active partition. AngelFire uses BadMFS to store all other components. All files are obfuscated and encrypted.
↦ Windows Transitory File System – a newer component that’s an alternative to BadMFS. Instead of storing files on a secret file system, the component uses transitory (temporary) files for the storage system.
Aside from Angelfire, there have been 21 other CIA programs exposed in Vault 7, as well.
CouchPotato, for example, is used to tap into remote video streams.
Dumbo hacks into microphones and webcams.
HighRise is used to hack into SMS messaging software on Android devices.
DarkMatter are the tools used to hack into Macs and iPhones.
WeepingAngel is used to turn Smart TV’s into live microphones, making it possible for the agency to hear what’s going on inside the room any Smart TV is in.
Creeped out yet? You should be!
This, of course, is only to name a few. Click here to enter the Wikileaks site and browse every release in Valut 7.
By Olan Thomas of Cut2TheTruth.
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