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WikiLeaks shows how CIA could disguise hackings




WikiLeaks has once again opened up its Vault 7. However, this time around, leaked documents may give possible insight into the CIA’s anti-forensic framework called “Marble.”

According to the Daily Mirror, the latest CIA files claim that the spy agency can disguise its hacking attacks as the work of foreign powers.

As part of 676 source code files, WikiLeaks alleges that, in addition to English, Marble’s files contain several languages including Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi.

If true, that would allow the spy agency to manipulate forensic data of hacking attacks and antivirus companies, as WikiLeaks claims.

“For example, Wikileaks said, it can pretend that the spoken language of the malware creator was not American English, but Chinese,” the Daily Mirror reported.

Additionally, the documents suggest that Marble could lead forensic investigators to wrong conclusions; fake error messages may be hidden as well.

Marble allegedly works by making text fragments in CIA malware invisible from visual inspections.

“This is the digital equivalent of a specialized CIA tool to place covers over the English language text on U.S. produced weapons systems before giving them to insurgents secretly backed by the CIA.”

Earlier this month, a trove of documents was also leaked claiming that traditional tech products such as phones, TVs, tablets, and even GPS-integrated vehicles may be susceptible to CIA hacking. The leak was also part of Vault 7.

Jose Florez is the founder and editor of Mental Daily. His work has appeared in Psychology Today, Glamour, HuffPost, among others. He is a mental health advocate, and currently studying psychology.

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