‘Vault 7’ material defines the largest intelligence leak in CIA history

WikiLeaks enlightened the World on Monday 6th March 2017 with its publication of a substantial collection of confidential CIA documents which detail many of the hacking techniques employed by US intelligence agencies over recent years.

The published information, dating from 2013-2016 compiles an 8,761-strong collection of documents and files which appear to detail how the CIA’s surveillance activities are conducted across the globe. With the enduring advancements of the digital age it is no surprise that the archive brings to light a host of tools being used by the CIA to hack into ordinary electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions.

While it’s no secret that world leaders engage in espionage, this latest embarrassing blunder is yet another blow for the US Intelligence Agency and raises questions about its ability to protect its own secrets.

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