WikiLeaks Releases Source Code of CIA Cyber-Weapon

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  1. itman

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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/wikileaks-releases-source-code-of-cia-cyber-weapon/
     
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    "U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools

    The U.S. government has identified a suspect in the leak last year of a large portion of the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal, the cyber tools the agency had used to conduct espionage operations overseas, according to interviews and public documents.

    But despite months of investigation, prosecutors have been unable to bring charges against the man, who is a former CIA employee currently being held in a Manhattan jail on unrelated charges.

    Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked for a CIA group that designs computer code to spy on foreign adversaries, is believed to have provided the agency’s top-secret information to WikiLeaks, federal prosecutors acknowledged in a hearing in January. The anti-secrecy group published the code under the label “Vault 7” in March 2017. It was one of the most significant and potentially damaging leaks in the CIA’s history, exposing secret cyber weapons and spying techniques that also might be used against the United States, according to current and former intelligence officials.

    Schulte’s connection to the leak investigation hasn’t been previously reported..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...4a123c359ab_story.html?utm_term=.f2ecb0c46901
     
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    Josh Schulte: CIA insider gone south or repugnant criminal?
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    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3...insider-gone-south-or-repugnant-criminal.html
     
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    DOJ Indicts Josh Schulte, "Vault 7" Leak Suspect

    Schulte faces max sentence of 135 years in prison if convicted on all 13 charges (includes 50 years of max sentence for pornography related charges):

    Illegal Gathering of National Defense Information, 18 U.S.C. §§ 793(b) and 2
    Illegal Transmission of Lawfully Possessed National Defense Information, 18 U.S.C. §§ 793(d) and 2
    Illegal Transmission of Unlawfully Possessed National Defense Information, 18 U.S.C. §§ 793(e) and 2
    Unauthorized Access to a Computer To Obtain Classified Information, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030(a)(1) and 2
    Theft of Government Property, 18 U.S.C. §§ 641 and 2
    Unauthorized Access of a Computer to Obtain Information from a Department or Agency of the United States, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030(a)(2) and 2
    Causing Transmission of a Harmful Computer Program, Information, Code, or Command, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030(a)(5) and 2
    Making False Statements, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 and 2
    Obstruction of Justice, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1503 and 2
    Receipt of Child Pornography, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(2)(B), (b)(1), and 2
    Possession of Child Pornography, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2), and 2
    Transportation of Child Pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(1)
    Criminal Copyright Infringement, 17 U.S.C. § 506(a)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319(b)(1)

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/p...d-disclosure-classified-information-and-other
     
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