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Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:00

FBI, CIA Begin Investigation for Person Who Leaked Info to WikiLeaks

Written by  Mary Chastain

WikiLeaks published documents about CIA’s hacking operations in March.

CBS News has reported that the FBI and CIA have started an investigation to find the person who provided WikiLeaks with secret documents.

The investigation is linked to the WikiLeaks publication of almost 9,000 pages that detailed the CIA’S hacking operations. According to the documents, the CIA uses its own malware to hack into anyone’s electronics and spy on them. The agency even has malware from Russia, and other countries, which means agents can make an attack look like it came from that country.

CBS News reported:

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider — either a CIA employee or contractor — who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

Much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency, but sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material. Investigators are going through those names.

The FBI and CIA warned about an investigation a day after Wikileaks published the documents. In response, Wikileaks state it received the documents from someone within the agency:

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They both will likely lie about this too, & just do it to get someone to blame.

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Dennis Obren Written by Dennis Obren
April 20, 2017
Uh oh. They're looking for a "traitor". That means it CAN'T be a democrat "whistleblower".
Doris Gilbert Lauter Written by Doris Gilbert Lauter
April 20, 2017
If they are talking about the Hillary emails, then the insider that got them ( via Craig Murray, to Wikileaks,) has been murdered...Seth Rich. Nobody has asked Wikileaks, even though Wikileaks announced on Hannity and social media who got the Hillary emails to him, but they keep saying Russia did it.


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