The whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks says it has published thousands of documents by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that reveals the US spy agency’s hacking secrets, including its ability to penetrate encrypted communications.
WikiLeaks said in a statement on Tuesday that the CIA files are the “most comprehensive” release of US spying files ever made public.
The anti-secrecy website said it redacted the names of purported CIA officers and withheld other information it said might be too damaging, including the CIA’s cyber weapons themselves.
Wikileaks said the covert hacking program taps into Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which can be turned into covert microphones.
“By the end of 2016, the CIA’s hacking division, which formally falls under the agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses,…