CIA, FBI launch manhunt for insider who handed top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

President Trumps, CIA Director, Mike Pompeo’s comments are patently absurd.

 

What evidence does he have for his assertions about Julian Assange its founder, in the video below?

Exposing the government’s illegal activities at any level is the true mark of a patriot.

I monument must be erected to laud the exposures of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange,and all whistleblowers.

After all, the government watches us, someone must watch them.

WikiLeaks called the series of leaks the ‘largest ever publication of confidential documents’ on the CIA.

Assange fired back at Pompeo’s comments saying the CIA is “trying to get ahead of the publicity curve and create a preemptive defense”.

 “For the head of the CIA to pronounce what the boundaries are, of reporting or not reporting — is a very disturbing precedent,” Assange said during an Intercepted podcast, speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has resided since 2012.
 
“The head of the CIA determining who is a publisher, who’s not a publisher, who’s a journalist, who’s not a journalist, is totally out of line.
 

“So how does he propose to conduct this ending?

He didn’t say.

But the CIA is only in the business of collecting information, kidnapping people, and assassinating people.

 

So, it’s quite a menacing statement that he does need to clarify.”

 

The next world war will not be invisible

After the success of STUXNET, a virus written by the United States to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, the U.S. government could no longer deny it was developing cyber weapons meant to do physical damage.

With US companies and agencies under constant attack from state-sponsored Chinese hackers, it is only a matter of time before tensions boil over and more sensitive infrastructure is targeted.

As more of our devices (cars, homes, etc) become connected, we will become more and more vulnerable to the physical threat of cyber warfare.

 

Threat Assessment:

The Business Insider

David Choi

April 20, 2017

 

The CIA and FBI have reportedly launched a manhunt for the person responsible for leaking thousands of top-secret documents describing the CIA’s cyber-spying capabilities and tools.

In March, WikiLeaks published a trove of damaging files in an ongoing series of “Vault 7” leaks exposing the CIA’s wide-ranging tools and hacking capabilities used to snoop on various smartphones, smart televisions, computer systems, software and other devices.

Citing sources familiar with the investigation, CBS reports the CIA and FBI are looking for an insider believed to be a CIA employee or contractor who had physical access to the material.

However, they did not publicly specify when or how the material was stolen from the agency.

Describing the series of leaks as the “largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency, “WikiLeaks previously said the documents and files came from “an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia”.The notorious whistle-blowing site previously said the CIA recently “lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal” ranging from malware and trojans to zero-day exploits and malware remote control systems.

The massive archive was apparently circulated among former US government hackers and contractors “in an unauthorized manner,” WikiLeaks said.

WikiLeaks said it obtained the material from former contractors who worked for US intelligence.

Hundreds of employees and contractors are said to have access to the documents held in a highly secure part of the CIA, the sources said. Investigators are beginning to work through those names.
While the CIA has yet to comment on the authenticity of WikiLeaks’ disclosures, multiple high-profile tech companies scrambled to detect and fix security flaws to protect their products following the leaks.

Last week, CIA director Mike Pompeo slammed WikiLeaks in his first public comments as spy agency chief calling the group a “hostile intelligence service.”.

He also accused founder Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, a former contractor who leaked NSA documents to journalists in 2013, of seeking to use sensitive information to “make a name for themselves”.

 “As long as they make a splash, they care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security,” Pompeo said. “It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is — a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.
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