CIA hacks TVs, phones all over the world, Wikileaks claims – Mar. 7, 2017

Wikileaks has posted a massive trove of documents that it claims reveals secrets of how the CIA conducts hacking operations worldwide.

WikiLeaks also claimed that nearly all of the CIA’s arsenal of privacy-crushing cyberweapons have been stolen, and the tools are potentially in the hands of criminals and foreign spies.

WikiLeaks claimed the stolen tools ended up in the hands of “former U.S. government hackers and contractors… one of whom” leaked documents to WikiLeaks.

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu of California called for an immediate congressional investigation.

 “I am deeply disturbed by the allegation that the CIA lost its arsenal of hacking tools. The ramifications could be devastating,” he said in a statement. “”We need to know if the CIA lost control of its hacking tools, who may have those tools, and how do we now protect the privacy of Americans.”

“The potential privacy concerns are mind-boggling,” he said.

Source: CIA hacks TVs, phones all over the world, Wikileaks claims – Mar. 7, 2017