Nobody is spying on President Trump. That is just crazy talk…….
specific CIA malware revealed in ‘Year Zero’ is able to penetrate, infest and control both the Android phone and iPhone software that runs or has run presidential Twitter accounts,” the WikiLeaks release stated.
The collection of purported intelligence tools includes information on CIA-developed malware -- bearing names such as “Assassin” and “Medusa” -- intended to target iPhones, Android phones, smart TVs and Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems, among others.
An entire unit in the CIA is devoted to inventing programs to hack data from Apple products, according to WikiLeaks.
Some of the remote hacking programs can allegedly turn numerous electronic devices into recording and transmitting stations to spy on their targets, with the information then sent back to secret CIA servers.
One document appears to show the CIA was trying to “infect” vehicle control systems in cars and trucks for unspecified means.
WikiLeaks hinted that the capabilities revealed in Tuesday's disclosure could have even darker utility than simply spying.
the CIA additionally failed to disclose security vulnerabilities and bugs to major U.S. software manufacturers, violating an Obama administration commitment made in January 2014. Instead, the agency used the software vulnerabilities -- which could also be exploited by rival agencies, nations and groups -- for its own ends