Washington: Wikileaks must be making many more enemies as it reveals further details of how the US security agencies get involved in hacking and infect systems for espionage purposes.
Wikileaks, in its earlier releases clearly showed how the US agencies were taking control of people’s smartphones including iPhones and that they were doing it in such a way that it was very tough to find out that they were listening everything and getting all the details of calls and texts.
In the meantime, a report in The Mirror says that WikiLeaks released part 3 of its Vault 7 series. Wikileaks actually calls the third tranche as Marble. Marble actually lays bare CIA source code files along with decoy languages that might disguise viruses, trojans, and hacking attacks.
In a press release, the Wikileaks said, “Today, March 31st 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Marble” — 676 source code files for the CIA’s secret anti-forensic Marble Framework. Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA…Marble does this by hiding (“obfuscating”) text fragments used in CIA malware from visual inspection. This is the digital equivallent of a specalized CIA tool to place covers over the english language text on U.S. produced weapons systems before giving them to insurgents secretly backed by the CIA.
Wikileaks further said, “Marble forms part of the CIA’s anti-forensics approach and the CIA’s Core Library of malware code. It is “[D]esigned to allow for flexible and easy-to-use obfuscation” as “string obfuscation algorithms (especially those that are unique) are often used to link malware to a specific developer or development shop… The Marble source code also includes a deobfuscator to reverse CIA text obfuscation. Combined with the revealed obfuscation techniques, a pattern or signature emerges which can assist forensic investigators attribute previous hacking attacks and viruses to the CIA. Marble was in use at the CIA during 2016. It reached 1.0 in 2015.”