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WikiLeaks released documentation on another Vault 7 hacking tool used by the CIA for large cyber-espionage operations.
Dated December 2013, the 12-page document describes an Android malware, internally known as HighRise, hidden in an application named TideCheck.

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There’s something going on inside the intelligence communities in at least two countries, and we have no idea what it is. Consider these three data points. One: someone, probably a country’s intelligence organization, is dumping massive amounts of cyberattack tools belonging to the NSA onto the Internet. Two: someone else, or maybe the same someone, is doing the same thing to the CIA.

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The suspected CIA spying tools exposed by WikiLeaks have been linked to hacking attempts on at least 40 targets in 16 countries, according to security firm Symantec.
The tools share “close similarities” with the tactics from an espionage team called Longhorn, Symantec said in a Monday post.

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