Leaked secret documents have revealed that the CIA has been targeting and compromising home, office, and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance. The documents, which could not be immediately verified, are part of an ongoing series of leaks released by the website WikiLeaks, revealing the work of the CIA’s elite hacking unit, dubbed the Engineering Development Group. Among the dozens of files are user and installation guides, manuals, and other “secret”-marked maps and charts that reveal several hacking tool suites, which allow the agency to conduct targeted exploitation of networks and computers. One of the tools, dubbed CherryBlossom, allows the agency to monitor the internet activity of a target, redirect their browser, scan for email addresses and phone numbers, and other software exploits.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet