Suspicious identified in the leak & # 39; Vault 7 & # 39; of the CIA that revealed exploits iOS and Mac

U.S. Authorities have identified a major suspect in the so-called "Vault 7" leak that has released a huge cache of information detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's cyber-tools, including software exploits targeting iPhone and Mac devices. Quoting recently-released court documents, The Washingt Post reports that government officials believe that Joshua Adam Schulte provided WikiLeaks with CIA cyber-weaps and spy tools and techniques. Top secret. The former CIA employee is being held in a Manhattan jail unrelated charges, while federal prosecutors are trying to build a case worthy of complaint.

Schulte, who left the CIA for a job in the private sector in 2016, worked in the agency's technical development group and manufactured code to penetrate computers, smartphes and other devices belging to the CIA. terrorists.

The code archive was obtained by WikiLeaks and then released as "Vault 7" in March 2017. The attack vectors unmasked as part of this leak range from iOS exploits, physical and remote , Windows and Android malware. The latter has turned smart TVs into listening devices.

Apple respded to the WikiLeaks release in a short time, saying that "many" iOS vulnerabilities had been fixed in previous software updates.

In July, a subsequent Vault 7 data dump detailed exploitable exploits targeting hardware running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Li.

The Federal Office of …

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