WikiLeaks: CIA is posing as "Russian Hackers"
Tuesday, 07 March 2017

"Russian" hacking? It could have just as easily been the CIA. 

 From the Wikileaks "Year Zero" dump:

The CIA's Remote Devices Branch's UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques 'stolen' from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.

UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.

Everyone knew it. Now there is proof.

"Fingerprints" are meaningless.

It's now clear that the CIA is able to "pose" as "Russian hackers" whenever it so chooses.

Just something to think about.


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