WikiLeaks announces “Vault 8”
Those releases were part of a series of leaks WikiLeaks called Vault 7. Now, WikiLeaks says Hive is just the first of a long string of similar releases, a series WikiLeaks calls Vault 8, which will consist of source code for tools previously released in the Vault 7 series.
The WikiLeaks announcement has sent shivers up the spines of infosec experts everywhere, as it reminded them of April this year when a hacking group named The Shadow Brokers published cyber-weapons allegedly stolen from the NSA.
Some of the tools included in that release have been incorporated in many malware families and have been at the center of all three major ransomware outbreaks that have taken place n 2017 — WannaCry, NotPetya, and Bad Rabbit. More here.
Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core
A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide
SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE
Wikileaks’ latest, devastating compromises of secret U.S. intelligence capabilities prompt three observations:
First, other spy agencies – including Russia’s and China’s – can also tap our smart phones, televisions and the myriad “wired” devices meant to comprise the emerging, so-called “Internet of Things.”
Second, such interconnectedness can be exploited not just to spy on us, but to take down our society. We must now protect both our electric grid against such a societal “kill shot,” and all the high-tech gear that electricity enables to enhance our standard of living, and increasingly to sustain life itself in 21st Century America.
Third, Wikileaks’ revelation that this sort of hacking can be disguised to look like others did it upends official assertions that Russian hackers interfered with our election. Will we ever know whether Team Obama’s “deep state” was doing some of that, too?
Is this the competence needed to serve in the presidency?
An interview with Greg Hicks on the Terence Jeffrey show brought out some new details in the tragic events that took place in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton was responsible for the security at the mission and she knew there were 10 terror camps in the area but failed to act appropriately.
At the same time, we are discovering through Wikileaks that Clinton and her team were more concerned about the cover up than any other issue.
What kind of coward does not own up to his/her mistakes and then casts the blame off on others after abrogating those responsibilities in the first place? Just because she is a woman, it doesn’t mean that she can act dishonorably.
In March Barack Obama told CBS News he heard about Hillary Clinton’s private emails through news reports.
He was lying.
On Thursday Wikileaks released Barack Obama’s emails to Hillary.
WikiLeaks reveals first batch of US president Barack Obama emails sent via secret address [email protected] https://t.co/Ni95WAl8a6
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 20, 2016
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Allahu Akbar. Supporters of Pakistan’s Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) shout anti-US slogans during a May 2011 demonstration in Quetta. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
A recent WikiLeaks’ leaked report suggested the body of Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, after all. The CIA has it.
According to RT.com,
Newly released WikiLeaks cables reveal that the US State Department has been secretly financing Syrian opposition groups and other opposition projects for at least five years, The Washington Post reports.
That aid continued going into the hands of the Syrian government opposition even after the US began its reengagement policy with Syria under President Barack Obama in 2009, the Post reports. In January, the US posted its first ambassador to the country since the Bush administration withdrew the US ambassador in 2005 over concerns about Syria’s involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Thursday agreed tentatively to open up U.S. highways to Mexican trucks — a step that finally could put the United States in permanent compliance with the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico proposes to cut in half its retaliatory tariffs on 99 U.S. products exported to Mexico immediately upon completion of a final proposal. Once the first Mexican trucking company is authorized to make deliveries beyond the border zone, the remaining half of the tariffs will be removed, the White House said.