According to Wikileaks they have thousands of documents which came from the CIA’s Centre for Cyber Intelligence.
WikiLeaks said the documents show that the Central Intelligence Agency is rivaling the National Security Agency, the US government´s main electronic spying body, in cyber warfare, but with less oversight.
“Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation,” said Wikileaks.
It added “This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA and the archive appears to have been circulated among former US government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided Wikileaks with portions of the archive.”
It is claimed by CIA that a vast trove of CIA documents representing “the majority of its hacking arsenal” had been leaked within the cyber security community—and that it had received, and released, a part of them.
It is also claimed to comprise “8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina”.
A CIA spokesman said the intelligence agency would not “comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents”.
WikiLeaks and its allies have embarrassed Washington before.
Previous releases of classified material have included hundreds of thousands of documents from the Pentagon and the State Department.