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Vault 7: CIA’s Highrise malware spies on SMS communication

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 TideChec...

The China wall rises again to clandestine operations for the CIA

The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former Americ...

Use your cat to spy on people. The CIA attempted to with Russia

CIA spies tried to spy on Soviet Russia using CATS implanted with microphones under their skin. Decl...

How the CIA uses board games to train its agents

Dungeons and Dragons, Pokémon card games and role-playing games are more than entertainment — the...

Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe

U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt ...

Analysis: is there a backdoor in Truecrypt? Is Truecrypt a CIA honeypot?

Truecrypt domain registed with a false address The domain name “truecrypt.org” was originally re...