Wikileaks claims it has never released a false document. CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said in an email, "We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents". "Experts who've started to sift through the material said it appeared legitimate", AP reported.
If the authenticity of the documents is officially confirmed, it would represent yet another catastrophic breach for the USA intelligence community at the hands of WikiLeaks and its allies, which have repeatedly humbled Washington with the mass release of classified material, including hundreds of thousands of documents from the State Department and the Pentagon.
Commenting on the leak, WikiLeaks co-editor Julian Assange - whose press conference on Tuesday was reportedly hacked - said the cache showed the "extreme proliferation risk in the development of cyber weapons".
Critics have blasted WikiLeaks in recent months for broadcasting what they deemed to be politically charged disinformation during the recent US presidential election, and for publishing hacked documents allegedly stolen by Russian agents.
The release also outlines government attempts to hack auto software systems and iPhones. The documents also detail how the government has allegedly hacked into smart TV's, in particular those made by Samsung.
USA officials also allege WikiLeaks has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
"'Year Zero" introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day' weaponized exploits against a wide range of US and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones", WikiLeaks wrote.
Missing from WikiLeaks' trove are the actual hacking tools themselves, some of which were developed by government hackers while others were purchased from outsiders.
WikiLeaks says the agency is able to hack into Apple's iPhone and iPad, Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows and the Linux operating system.
The anti-secrecy organisation WikiLeaks said that it has obtained a vast portion of the CIA's computer hacking arsenal, and began posting the files online in a breach that may expose some of the United States intelligence community's most closely guarded cyber weapons. "This means that cyber "arms" manufactures and computer hackers can freely "pirate" these "weapons" if they are obtained", Wikileaks claims.
Other information that could be gleaned off of one's smart TV include browser histories and WiFi information.
The report also claims that the Central Intelligence Agency is able to use our own hardware to spy on us, for example by hacking Samsung smart TVs and turning them into covert microphones.
"I am in general distrustful of leaks of this nature", says attorney Chris Dore, a partner at Edelson PC in Chicago, which specializes in consumer privacy, technology and data security.
Google had largely denied it lately through one of its spokespersons: there will be no small version of the Pixel smartphone. It is expected that Google Pixel 2 will also be released during October this year keeping in line with its predecessor.
Technology companies, including those from India, depend on it for hiring tens of thousands of employees each year. The US H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa, which allows firms to hire foreign workers in specialised occupations.
Peterson, 31, would have earned $11.75million in base salary with a $6million bonus if his option had been picked up. At least three teams are rumored to be interested in acquiring Peterson, including the Cowboys, Broncos, and Giants.
The firm plans to cut more than €2 billion of costs from the €24.1 billion in adjusted expenses it had previous year . Around 9,000 job cuts in Deutsche Bank's network of German branches have always been a part of Cryan's plans.
He has two older brothers, 9-year-old Liam and 4-year-old Finn , and two older sisters, 8-year-old Stella and 5-year-old Hattie . So how many kids does Tori Spelling have now? Tori wrote. "Please join us in welcoming Beau Dean McDermott ".
On February 12 North Korea fired what appeared to be a modified intermediate-range Musudan missile, which landed in the ocean. She also said North Korea needed to immediately halt plans for more such missile launches.
ISIS fighters have been using sniper fire, mortars, suicide bombs and booby traps to counter the offensive. Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014.
Mountain View-based Saint Francis High School could win big after Snap Inc .'s shares soar in IPO's first-day trading. Snapchat started 2017 with 158 million daily active users, most of whom are people in their teens, 20s and early 30s.
There's not long to go now until the opening bell of one of the most animosity-filled grudge matches in British boxing history. The call here is that the bad blood boils over early as Bellew tries to do what he can to hurt Haye right from the start.
110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought
Local news outlet Alldhacdo reported dozens of deaths due to cholera in the town of Awdinle, also in the Bay region. All are connected by a thread of violent conflict, the United Nations chief said.
Red Barrels horror Outlast 2 releases in April
Unfortunately, and for reasons unspecified, there won't be a PC version: It's only being released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. According to Red Barrels, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets.
Carlo Ancelotti 'sympathises' with Arsene Wenger
However, the bet that appeals most to me is the time of Bayern's first goal being under bet365's mark of 41 minutes exactly. The 28-year-old has made just four appearances for Bayern since signing from Stuttgart back in 2015.
Smart condom will rate sexual performance, detect STDs
But before we have a firm opening date, the i.Con ring has promised to answer every burning question about your sex life. Once the data is downloaded, the smart condom automatically erases the previous stats to make room for your next session.
Chase comes to incredible end as truck goes airborne
On Tuesday, authorities told KSLA-TV that they spotted Austin in a pick-up truck after they pulled him over in Webster Parish. Austin landed on a Barbara Harlon's Toyota Corolla after the truck's leap. "God was with me", Harlon told KSLA .