As if the shocking revelations against the Central Intelligence Agency weren’t enough, Wikileaks, the anti government hacking group responsible for an 8,000 document drop, says there are many more to come.
The group says that it’s its full cache of stolen CIA files, which they have named “Vault 7,” will be dropped periodically over a series of releases.
Tuesday’s release, which revealed how CIA hackers convert smart phones, Samsung TVs and other electronics into covert microphones used for spying against U.S. citizens, was enough to throw the government into a tailspin.
Sources inside the FBI said the agency’s primary focus going forward will be to find the person or persons responsible for the leak and to stop further breaches from occurring (https://rebekahworsham.org/2017/03/08/we-will-find-them-fbi-hunts-source-who-leaked-treasure-trove-of-documents-to-wikileaks/).
As bad as Tuesday’s leak was, high ranking officials inside the government fear that the fallout from future leaks may be even worse. According to sources, preliminary reports indicate that upcoming document drops could have an even more significant impact than the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, which revealed the extent of the NSA’s surveillance program.
Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA, now lives in Russia where he receives asylum from prosecution in the United States.