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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2197 WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows
WikiLeaks has published what it says is another batch of secret hacking manuals belonging to the US Central Intelligence Agency as part of its Vault7 series of leaks. The site is billing Vault7 as the largest publication of intelligence documents ever.

Friday's installment includes 27 documents related to "Grasshopper," the codename for a set of software tools used to build customized malware for Windows-based computers. The Grasshopper framework provides building blocks that can be combined in unique ways to suit the requirements of a given surveillance or intelligence operation. The documents are likely to be of interest to potential CIA targets looking for signatures and other signs indicating their Windows systems were hacked. The leak will also prove useful to competing malware developers who want to learn new techniques and best practices.
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#2201 Malvertising on iOS pushes eyebrow-raising VPN app
#2200 New malware intentionally bricks IoT devices
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#2198 The top 5 dumbest cyber threats that work anyway
#2197 WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows
#2196 Shadow brokers publish the password for the rest the stolen NSA hacking tools
#2195 Critical Office 0day attacks detected in the wild
#2194 Payday lender Wonga confirms data breach
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