CIA Hacks D-Link, Belkin And Linksys Router Brands

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CIA Hacks D-Link, Belkin And Linksys Router Brands
WikiLeaks Releases Documents on CIA Scheme Exploiting Wireless Devices

WikiLeaks has published documents from the Central Intelligence Agency that details about CherryBlossom tool that exploits popular brands of routers such as D-Link, Belkin and Linksys companies.

The CherryBlossom tool is used to monitor the Internet activity of users and conducts software exploits.

The tool mostly compromises Wi-Fi routers, and then makes it possible to control and manipulate the traffic of router users, WikiLeaks announced Thursday.

The released another batch of CIA classified documents from the so-called Vault 7 project, focused on exploitation of Wi-Fi devices vulnerabilities.

"Today, June 15th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the CherryBlossom project of the CIA that was developed and implemented with the help of the US nonprofit Stanford Research Institute (SRI International)," WikiLeaks added.

WikiLeaks began releasing the documents of the Vault 7 on March 7, with the first full part comprising 8,761 documents. The previous release took place on June 1 and was focused on "Pandemic" spyware.

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