WikiLeaks Holds Press Conference On CIA Hacking, Will Share Hacking Tools With Tech Firms

Tyler Durden's picture

On Tuesday morning, at the same time that Wikileaks was releasing the contents of "Vault 7" CIA-document dump, it was supposed to hold a press conference, which however was said to have suffered terminal technical difficulties. As a result, Wikileaks delayed it until now, at 9:45am Eastern on Thursday.

Watch it live below:

Readers can submit questions on Twitter with the #askWL hashtag.

One of the notable disclosures is that Assange will share details on the CIA's hacking tools with the tech industry before releasing them to the general public. The WikiLeaks founder said he has much more detailed information about CIA hacking techniques and will allow tech companies access so they can "develop fixes" before the information is more widely published.

Wikileaks has claimed claims the CIA Center for Cyber Intelligence "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal," more than several hundred million lines of code that provide "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA." It has alleged that the archive appears to have been circulated among former government hackers and contractors, one of whom provided WikiLeaks with portions of it. The website says the CIA hacking division involved "more than 5,000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other 'weaponized' malware."

The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into the public release of a document cache, a U.S. official told USA TODAY this week. The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the inquiry will seek to determine whether the disclosure represented a breach from the outside or a leak from inside the spy agency. A separate review will attempt to assess the damage caused by such a disclosure, the official said.

As discussed last night, CIA spokesman Dean Boyd declined to comment vouch for the authenticity of the materials, though he defended the agency's mission to "aggressively collect foreign intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries.'' Boyd said the CIA is prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home and "does not do so."

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CaptainObvious's picture

Are we actually going to see Assange's face?  Because that's the only part of the presser I want to see:  that he's still alive.

froze25's picture

The CIA has acted outside of their mandate and must be dealt with as a rogue agency. Upper Management must be held to account as well as Obama because this happened under his watch as head of the Federal Government.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The National Security Elimination Act of 2017.

The Deep State comprises of the following Criminal Entites as per Kevin Shipp Former CIA Officer Anti-Terrorism Specialist.


Effective immediately defund, Eliminate & Supeona it's Agents, Officials & Dept. Heads in regard to the Mass Surveillance, Global Espionage Spying network & monitoring of a President Elect by aforementioned Agencies & former President Obama, AG Lynch & DIA James Clapper.

The CIA can not only hack into anything -- they can download any "evidence" they want onto your phone or computer.  Child pornography, national secrets, you name it.  Then they can blackmail you, threatening prosecution for whatever crap they have planted, then "found" on your computer.    They can also "spoof" the source of such downloads -- for instance, if they want to "prove" that something on your computer (or Donald Trump's computer) came from a "Russian source"  -- they can spoof the IP address of a Russian source.

The take-away:  no digital evidence the CIA or NSA produces on any subject whatsoever can be trusted.  No digital evidence should be acceptable in any case where the government has an interest, because they have the complete ability to fabricate and implant any evidence on any iphone or computer.  And worse:  they have intentionally created these digital vulnerabilities and pushed them onto the whole world via Microsoft and Google.     Government has long been at war with liberty, claiming that we need to give up liberty to be secure.  Now we learn that they have been deliberately sabotaging our security, in order to augment their own power.  Time to shut down the CIA and all the other spy agencies.  They're not keeping us free OR secure, and they're doing it deliberately.  Their main function nowadays seems to be lying us into wars against countries that never attacked us, and had no plans to do so.

Belrev's picture

Did anyone see this? Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Roby Mook confirms that there was wiretapping on Trump

Mr. Universe's picture

The surveillance question of the century still goes unanswered. Where is Anthony Weiners cell phone and Pizzagate files? Dropped into a memory hole of the Deep State no doubt. Does some intrepid crusader have it? I hope so.

froze25's picture

And his feed went out mid sentence.

BurningFuld's picture

Well if they were Russian spies how in the fuck was the Trump campain suposed to know that. Did they call up and say hey we are Russian spies. What a stupid fucking shit show this is.

SRV's picture

Being 'slow walked' by Andrew McCabe, 2nd in command at the FBI and leader the CIA infiltration of the FBI... if you were wondering why they're suddenly being accused of all kinds of dirty work.

He's compromised, and 100% Clinton Slime Machine... helps to add context to the shit-show!

He's announced 5 years before they can complete the review... the media seems to forget Comey came back in a week giving Hillary the "all clear" on all 650,000 just days before the election in order to walk back his "new investigation" comment.

They also forgot the comments from the head of NYC Detectives about the content... pure fing evil crimes yet there is a complete blackout and McCabe gets to decide to bury it until after the next election!

Banana Republic would be too kind... and the snowflakes march on in defence of the Deep State... Meh

FoggyWorld's picture

Oh, that McCabe whose wife out of nowhere decided recently to run for Congress in Virginia.   Neophyte who lost, received $650,000 from Terry McCauliffe - Friend of Bill and Hillary.

McCabe should have been fired months ago.

FoggyWorld's picture

And the FBI had the Epstein tapes that he made of his visitors with young girls.   Time to let those loose, too.

carbonmutant's picture

I like the comment from the guy who asked Siri the same question... lol

tip e. canoe's picture

that's even funnier:

I asked Siri she said WHO ME!!?
I said yes you
She said I figured as much
Then I said R U

no matter whether or not this info was known to those in the know before yesterday, fact that this video is trending on a HIP HOP site means that WL and mystery leaker did us all a valuable service.

pelican's picture

Ask Siri how long before the CIA gets to Assange?  It is a matter of time.  

BandGap's picture

Did you notice she also has a remote control for a Samsung TV?

I will never buy one of these things.

Watch Bird 1's picture

I've noticed that every hotel room I've stayed in during at least the last 5 years has had a Samsung TV.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Keep away from all "smart" thingamajigs...

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

Why would Assange release the 'hacking arsenal' to the 'tech industry', many of which are widely known to be CIA cutouts? He should be more specific about which 'tech companies' he is referring to. 

Buck Johnson's picture

Exactly, to hurt those tech companies and show them what happens when you help make your products hackable they should release it to the public first and let all those companies feel the wrath of their customers.

In fact those tech companies will have to make their products better and not have NSA or CIA help.



Lyman54's picture

He should release it to the public first, then the rats can scramble and try to undo the damage they have already done.

bh2's picture

Ah, yes, but NOW the claim will be made that only a super-secret agency can effectively "defend" the US against the use of tools which super-secret agencies have themselves developed.  Catch-22.

It's a bit like a child murdering both of his parents and then appealing for clemency because he's been orphaned.

Sick Underbelly's picture

I mailed in my 1040 and state returns with 4852 forms today.  I fully expect to get all of my federal, state, Social Security and Medicaid confiscated "taxes" back.   I have already gotten back my state funds from 2013 and 2015, having filed amended returns in mid February.

I am convinced Congresskritters will NEVER create a bill to do what you suggest, Chupacabra-322.

I am convinced, however, that enough people reclaiming the funds confiscated by our governments will force them to comply.

exi1ed0ne's picture

Printing press nullifies your argument.  Taxes are a cudgel to keep the proles in line, not a necessary source of funding for operations.

tip e. canoe's picture

taxes pay the vig to those who control the keys to the printing press.

Manthong's picture

Heh Heh…

I watched it live because one of my monitors is always tuned to the best news on the Internet.

Assange has demonstrated that the best way to clear a swamp and kill a lot of alligators is with a nuclear bomb.

I hope Bannon watches it.

Diogenes The Mimic's picture

>The National Security Elimination Act of 2017.

That's a terrible name.  You have to give it a name that sounds good, not bad.  Call it the National Security Enhancement Act but have it do the same thing.

MAGAtron's picture

Nowadays? Lol. Here's a fun challenge to give anyone who still has faith in our gov't... beyond certain special exemptions, 25 years is the longest government agencies can withhold internal documents from public view via the FOIA. This means just about everything the CiA has ever done (on the books) from it's inception after WW2 all the way up until1992, is a matter of public record anyone is welcome to search through. Offer to buy anyone who cares to take you up the offer a drink for each single example they can find of the CIA acting on the behalf of the American citizen. Pro tip: you can leave your wallet at home

Jim in MN's picture

I am praying for files that name criminals in this drop.

Otherwise we're down to the thin reed of hoping that Someone Important Decides To Be Honest And Just.

Which given the fatal tilt towards psychopathocracy, seems like the thinnest of thin reeds.

We have to have agents, whether Federal or NYPD SVU or someplace, break this stuff open.  Assange will help, of course.

But really this is about it. 

No more chances. 

prime american's picture
prime american (not verified) Jim in MN Mar 9, 2017 10:24 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

williambanzai7's picture

Fuck you you little spam weasel.

cheech_wizard's picture

I asked for the job of eliminating the spamsters. Haven't heard anything back from a single Tyler yet.

Standard Disclaimer: What good does it do to report them, if nothing is ever done? 

shizzledizzle's picture

I contacted Tyler about a month ago with a list and he did in fact purge many of the schlepwave shit posters. 

TwelveOhOne's picture

I have reported this account, once.  Nothing happened.  I reported an account that spammed one thread 40 times and another 20 times, and that account (and spam) was removed.

Blythes Master's picture

"Standard Disclaimer: What good does it do to report them, if nothing is ever done? "

That's why I stopped dialogs with Tyler.

I would hand Tyler the evidence, names, dates, threads, and she/he would do fuckall.

He/she fails to understand the gravitas of the cuntwipe lowlife scumbag spammers and how it detracts from the site big time.


f.thomas's picture

why aren't you working now you little spam weasel?

or is this your gig...

bugging the hell out of zero hedge?

get out and stay out

A. Boaty's picture

Someone important chooses justice and honesty? Don't holjer breath.

Jim in MN's picture

That was my point.  We need whistleblowers. 

tip e. canoe's picture

the names might be in the drop, just hidden by #'s.   game is to match the #'s with the likely names.  

searchable index is out:

check this out :: there's a "fight club" under OSB:


Jim in MN's picture

Oh, goody goody gum drops

(rubs hands together)

RiverRoad's picture

Some (rogue) folks at the CIA obviously hacked ol' Hillary which is why we suddenly got this "blame it all on the Russians/Putin" crap.  The trained pathological liars/spooks at the CIA always, like clock-work, give out the opposite.

It's going to be very nice to have this stuff laid out on the table now for all of us to see.   LOL

Akzed's picture

Oversight of CIA in congress & senate should be investigated as well. What did Rubio, Feinstein et al know, and when did they lnow it?

#pizzagate too.

Koba the Dread's picture

Like all your comments, you state the obvious.

goober's picture

It started well before Obama, He just put it all on steroids because it was handed to him. So he added his own large dose of racism and white hate and here we are with the supposed refugees and over 20 million illegal aliens running amok living on your tax dollars ! I could go on but most are realizing the scams by now and how badly we have been fucked by our own government, nothing new at all, it has simply only gotten far worse and insidious.

Silver Bug's picture

Wiki leaks has blown wide open the lying and deceit from the government and their mouth puppets the MSM. No amount of fake news spin is going to put this can of worms back in. This has been rumored for years, but now that it is out in the open it is shocking and disgusting. Dispite their manipulation, the American spirit is resurging and won't be stopped.



Oldwood's picture

We are fucked.

We are fucked because we no longer have any ability to discern fact from fiction. We are left with only our own biases and a long history of deception. Societies FAIL when trust is lost. Chaos ensues when we no longer know what the rules are, who are friends and who are enemies. There are those defending this disaster because they are part of it and enjoy the power it provides, but others see its exposure as a threat to our society for the reasons I have just suggested. I think this is true regarding our economic situation and even the current ACA debate as well. We are left to compromise with the devil, living in a sort of hell, or doing battle with the devil and likely ending up somewhere even worse. We don't know. We can't know. WE are left with far from perfect decisions to make and I, for one, have NO FUCKING IDEA.

Apocalicious's picture

Societies fail when truth becomes elective. Societies fail when there are 180 degree, antithetical beliefs about what is the most effective survival strategy for a community. Societies fail when there is total disagreement on morals, on what is literally right versus wrong. 


Hasn't the two party system sold us that this is the choice we have: the red pill or the blue pill? Even though the choice is a red (or blue, if you prefer) herring, MOST of the population believes it, which harkens back to my first point. A self fulfilling prophecy. 


There is no WE anymore, because THEY don't want a WE. 

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

That's why it has to be brought down. The Fedcoats need to be removed and/or destroyed in its entirety. This starts with the Federal Reserve. Then, continued integration at the state level gets rexamined at a county by county level. There is no legitimacy to the regime--only the power to bribe and the power to destroy. The USA is overdue for a balkanization. Only then can the healling begin.

goober's picture

I completely disagree with some of your comment but not all. Part of the overall problem is that many Americans have become fat, dumb, lazy, apathetic, spoiled, and cowardly as well as easily controlled by their own materialism to an extreme. There is a far better way to live and think. And we can know the truth of most matters with all the outlets available today with just a little effort. Perhaps not every single detail and nuance as it develops , but more than enough to know what we need tio know to set ourselves free of these maniacs

Apparently your way is to roll over and be their whipped dog and accept it ? That is not my choice nor should it be anyones ! And there is no reason at all to live in fear or angst about any of it. Stand your ground, do what you know is right, support the right people and tell the control freaks to fuck off in every way possible and available to you. And there are many ways to do this. Or sit on the couch and get fatter and dumber as many do ?  It is always a choice !

Much better to die on your feet looking them in the eyeballs, than on your knees cowering. This a war whether you know it or not and I plan on winning not dying or suffering in any way. I enjoy everyday immensely and glad to do battle with the control freaks we call government.They cannot win against a guy like me, only if you let them can they win !