He said on Saturday that the WikiLeaks’ dump of documents it claims are from the top-secret CIA hacking program is “absolutely” an “inside job.”
In video testimony and reports below he completely contradicts himself.
Speaking with “CBS This Morning,” Morell said the spy agency should be asking itself whether the leaker was a staff employee or a contractor and whether there were any “red flags” that were missed.
When asked whether it’s clear to him that this could have been an inside job, Morell answered, “Absolutely.”
This guy is very scary!
The Washington Examiner
“This data is not shared outside CIA.
It’s only inside CIA,” Morell said. “It’s on CIA’s top secret network, which is not connected to any other network. So, this has to be an inside job.”
WikiLeaks has said it will not reveal its source.
Morell warned against WikiLeaks’ plan to share the technical details of the CIA’s surveillance operation with tech companies, (Source)whose products were mentioned in the documents as being vulnerable to the spy program.
Morell said this information is “valuable” to U.S. adversaries because if obtained, they can search their own networks for any CIA bugs.
In the first wave of what it dubbed the “Vault 7” publications, WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped more than 8,700 documents that it claims to reveal the inner workings of the CIA’s secret hacking program from 2013 to 2016.
The CIA’s malware, trojans, and weaponized viruses have the capability of bypassing encryption protection in a wide range of devices made in Europe and U.S., including Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows, as well as smart TVs, turning them into covert microphones.