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FBI and CIA begin criminal investigation into CIA leak documents
US intelligence agencies FBI and CIA have launched a federal criminal investigation to determine who was responsible for the recent leak that WikiLeaks published thousands of documents about hacking activities of the CIA.
The research focuses on how the documents could fall into the hands of WikiLeaks. This can be done by an employee of the CIA or hired an external contractor. Probably it comes to such external contractors, as reported Reuters based on two anonymous sources within the US government.
According to one of these sources, the FBI and CIA, see what companies have external contracts and the employees of these companies had access to the material published by WikiLeaks. The services will computer logs, e-mails and other communications investigate these workers.
The CIA also wants to know whether there are other unpublished documents held by Wikileaks. A spokesman for the CIA, Ryan Tripani, had no comment on the question of the authenticity of the documents published by WikiLeaks and wanted to say anything about the investigation. Have had several anonymous government officials know that the leaked documents are largely genuine, reports CNN.
Tripani spokesman says the CIA is very concerned about this type of leak. “It would be anxious American public should be on every revelation of WikiLeaks because it leaks the ability of intelligence agencies to protect America could harm against terrorists. Bring such revelations not only US officials and operations at risk, but make our opponents easier for us damage to harm, “said CIA spokesman. A spokesman for the White House, President Donald Trump concerned about the leak.
Tuesday published Wikileaks under the name Vault 7 a large number of documents about the hacking abilities of the CIA. It involves a series of publications about malware, systems, cyber weapons and zero-days that the CIA deployment in the period between 2013 and 2016. The documents show that the CIA, among other focuses on Samsung TVs, which via the tool Weeping Angel secretly television microphone is switched on which calls can be intercepted. Wednesday claimed Apple that in the latest version of iOS has already solved many of the vulnerabilities described in the CIA documents.Viewing:-66
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