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Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Lalmohan » 04 Apr 2017 20:55

so the cnbc article only mentions naming of americans caught in incidental collection
hannity is... not someone i'm going to waste my time with

nunes has a problem, when he found out who were the names in the incidental collection, he felt obliged to tell his former campaign colleagues first rather than share it with the 'impartial' committee he is chairing...

sorry, nothing different so far

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 05 Apr 2017 17:31

Lalmohan wrote:so the cnbc article only mentions naming of americans caught in incidental collection
hannity is... not someone i'm going to waste my time with

nunes has a problem, when he found out who were the names in the incidental collection, he felt obliged to tell his former campaign colleagues first rather than share it with the 'impartial' committee he is chairing...

sorry, nothing different so far


She will have to testify to Congress lets see what comes out.

WP reports of another obama official involved in Unmasking besides Rice

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 05 Apr 2017 17:32

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/849295010768060418

With the war in Syria heading for an uncertain destiny we look back at how it began https://search.wikileaks.org/syria-files/

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Lalmohan » 05 Apr 2017 23:29

so schiff clarified that there is a process for unmasking - which apparently was followed

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 15 Apr 2017 14:18

US government 'hacked global bank system'

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39606575

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.

The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.

Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.

The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.

If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.

On Twitter, Mr Snowden described it as the "Mother Of All Exploits" - a reference to a bomb recently used by the US military in Afghanistan.

Multiple experts have said this latest "data dump" is credible - though the institutions implicated have dismissed the claims, or refused to comment.


Swift, which is headquartered in Belgium, said: "We have no evidence to suggest that there has ever been any unauthorised access to our network or messaging services."

The BBC is not able to verify the authenticity of the files - and the NSA has not commented on the leak.

Swift was successfully targeted by hackers last year when criminals stole $81m from the Bangladeshi central bank.

Watching the Middle East


Swift is a network that allows global banks to move money around the world.

In the Swift network, smaller banks often make use of service bureaus to handle transactions on their behalf. Documents included in the leak suggest at least one major bureau, EastNets, may have been compromised.

"If you hack the service bureau, it means that you also have access to all of their clients, all of the banks," said Matt Suiche, founder of the United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity firm Comae Technologies, speaking to Reuters.


Headquartered in Dubai, EastNets has clients in Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen and Qatar. Spreadsheets published by Shadow Brokers appeared to list banks that had been breached with "implants" - secret data-gathering software.

Cris Thomas, a security researcher with Tenable, said analysis of the leaked files suggested the US government had the capability "to monitor, if not disrupt, financial transactions to terrorists groups".

In a statement on Friday, EastNets strongly denied the claims.

"The reports of an alleged hacker-compromised EastNets Service Bureau network is totally false and unfounded," a spokesperson said.

"The EastNets Network Internal Security Unit has run a complete check of its servers and found no hacker compromise or any vulnerabilities.

"The photos shown on Twitter, claiming compromised information, is about pages that are outdated and obsolete, generated on a low-level internal server that is retired since 2013."

Windows threat


The files contained several "zero day" exploits - vulnerabilities that were previously unknown to the companies that create the software, or the security community at large.

The zero-days targeted Windows machines, though researchers said none in the cache would be effective against the latest version, Windows 10.

That said, multiple experts said the sheer number of zero days released at the same time was unprecedented. One researcher, speaking to Vice, said the exploits would have been worth more than $2m if sold privately.

In January, a Twitter account believed to be run by the group announced an auction of the exploits, but it appears the group did not find any buyers. The NSA is now facing criticism for not sharing details of the exploits with Microsoft once it became clear the tools were in the hands of a hacking group.

Microsoft said in a statement to the BBC that it was "reviewing the report and will take the necessary actions to protect our customers".

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 15 Apr 2017 14:20

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks 9h9 hours ago

#Shadowbrokers release after Pompeo statement shows NSA hacking the SWIFT banking network and siphoning off its data


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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 15 Apr 2017 14:22

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks 10h10 hours ago

WikiLeaks statement responding to #CIA Director Mike #Pompeo #Vault7

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 16 Apr 2017 00:23

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/853230354878124032

WikiLeaks Retweeted asli aydintasbas

Turkish prosecutors open probe into CIA support for Turkey's coup


Turkish prosecutors open investigation on Senator Chuck Schumer, Preet Bharara and former CIA director for supporting Gulenists and coup

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 17 Apr 2017 17:31

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/853666635881865216

How the US stoked sectarian tensions in Syria for years prior to yesterday's massacre of over 100 shiite refugees

WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath

http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepic ... -bloodbath

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 17 Apr 2017 17:32

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/853649229885186048

#CIA fired more people for a food fight than it did for its bogus reports that led to the Iraq war and ISIS
http://buff.ly/2piDqY9

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Postby Austin » 17 Apr 2017 17:34

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/853247324629475329

U.S. Libertarian candidate: CIA chief Pompeo treats American people as enemies


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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 19 Apr 2017 13:23

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/854419203201404930

CIA has interfered in 81 national elections not including coups


Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections
http://www.npr.org/2016/12/22/506625913 ... -elections

When the Great Power Gets a Vote: The Effects of Great Power Electoral Interventions on Election Results
https://academic.oup.com/isq/article/60/2/189/1750842/When-the-Great-Power-Gets-a-Vote-The-Effects-of

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 19 Apr 2017 13:26

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks

Official history of CIA overthrow of Iran's democratically elected government (1953) is now concealed indefinitely

http://bit.ly/2pd7GE9

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Lalmohan » 20 Apr 2017 00:00

Austin - that story has seen a lot of corrections and comments on twitter...

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 29 Apr 2017 23:44

Ron Paul Interview with Julian Assange


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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Philip » 12 May 2017 18:23

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 16826.html

Xcpts:
WIKILEAKS CIA FILES: THE 6 BIGGEST SPYING SECRETS REVEALED BY THE RELEASE OF 'VAULT 7'
US President Donald Trump speaks at the CIA headquarters on January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia / Olivier Doulier - Pool/Getty Images
Julian Assange has claimed the documents are the biggest intelligence release ever

ANDREW GRIFFIN

Tuesday 7 March 2017
WikiLeaks has released a huge set of files that it calls "Year Zero" and which mark the biggest exposure of CIA spying secrets ever.

The massive set of documents – over 8,000 pages in all – include a host of hacking secrets that could embarrass intelligence agencies and the US government, as well as undermining spying efforts across the world.

Here are six of the biggest secrets and pieces of information yet to emerge from the huge dump.

1) The CIA has the ability to break into Android and iPhone handsets, and all kinds of computers

The US intelligence agency has been involved in a concerted effort to write various kinds of malware to spy on just about every piece of electronic equipment that people use. That includes iPhones, Androids and computers running Windows, macOS and Linux.

If that software is as powerful as WikiLeaks claims, it could be used to remotely control those devices and switch them on and off. Once that happened, a vast array of data would be made available – including users' locations, messages they had sent, and potentially everything heard by the microphone or seen by the camera.

2) Doing so would make apps like Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp entirely insecure

Encrypted messaging apps are only as secure as the device they are used on – if an operating system is compromised, then the messages can be read before they encrypted and sent to the other user. WikiLeaks claims that has happened, potentially meaning that messages have been compromised even if all of the usual precautions had been taken.

What is Spyware?
3) The CIA could use smart TVs to listen in on conversations that happened around them

One of the most eye-catching programmes detailed in the documents is "Weeping Angel". That allows intelligence agencies to install special software that allows TVs to be turned into listening devices – so that even when they appear to be switched off, they're actually on.

That's just one of the technologies created by the Embedded Devices Branch, the CIA division at the centre of much of the leaks of new information.

4) The agency explored hacking into cars and crashing them, allowing 'nearly undetectable assassinations'
*(Was this what happened to Diana and MH-17?)

Many of the documents reference tools that appear to have dangerous and unknown uses. One file, for instance, shows that the CIA were looking into ways of remotely controlling cars and vans by hacking into them.

"The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations," WikiLeaks notes, in an unproven piece of speculation.

5) The CIA hid vulnerabilities that could be used by hackers from other countries or governments

WikiLeaks claims that its source handed over the documents in order to provoke a debate about the power of intelligence agencies and how their information should be exposed. Perhaps central to that is the accusation that the CIA was "hoarding" exploits that it had found – rather than handing them over to the companies that could fix them, and so make users safe, as they had promised to do.

Such bugs were found in the biggest consumer electronics in the world, including phones and computers made Apple, Google and Microsoft. But those companies didn't get the chance to fix those exploits because the agency kept them secret in order to keep using them, the documents suggest.

"Serious vulnerabilities not disclosed to the manufacturers places huge swathes of the population and critical infrastructure at risk to foreign intelligence or cyber criminals who independently discover or hear rumors of the vulnerability," a WikiLeaks statement read. "If the CIA can discover such vulnerabilities so can others."

WikiLeaks noted that those unfixed exploits affected everyone using the equipment, including "the U.S. Cabinet, Congress, top CEOs, system administrators, security officers and engineers".

6) More information is coming


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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 11 Jun 2017 22:37

https://twitter.com/DigitalRightsPK/sta ... 4296448000

Acc to @wikileaks, GCHQ & NSA acquired access to NADRA database to get hold of the ID records of PK citizens

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 13 Jun 2017 13:38

WikiLeaks Retweeted
Kenneth Roth‏Verified account @KenRoth Jun 9

Yet the Saudis convinced Trump that Qatar is the problem. #SnowJob

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby ramana » 14 Jun 2017 19:20

#4 location is very interesting especially Obama had assured many times ISIS is not a threat in US. Not the year is 2015 when he was fully in charge.

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Postby Austin » 25 Aug 2017 13:47

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/900985901534371840

Has the CIA already stolen India's #Aadhaar database?


How CIA Spies Access India’s Biometric Aadhaar Database

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Postby Austin » 04 Sep 2017 15:19

Assange: Trump to Be Deposed If US Stops Trading With China Over N Korea

"90% of North Korea's trade is with China. If Trump blocks $650B of US trade with China he'll be deposed immediately," Assange posted on his Twitter.

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 13 Sep 2017 23:05

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/907970125910953984

Public records reveal that the Pentagon is shipping billions of dollars of arms to Syrian insurgents

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Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Postby Austin » 19 Sep 2017 17:06

WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks

RELEASE: Spy Files #Russia https://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/russia/ … #SORM #FSB


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