The leaked documents also show that the CIA — in a move reminiscent of the Keystone Kops — “lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal” allowing it to fall into the hands of hackers who have even less moral constraint than the CIA (if that were possible).
The WikiLeaks disclosures — code-named “Vault 7” by the whistleblower website — “is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the [CIA],” according to a press release issued by WikiLeaks. In a departure from previous releases — including the infamous CableGate disclosures — which were published in toto, WikiLeaks announced that they have:
decided to redact and anonymise some identifying information in "Year Zero" for in depth analysis. These redactions include ten of thousands of CIA targets and attack machines throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. While we are aware of the imperfect results of any approach chosen, we remain committed to our publishing model and note that the quantity of published pages in "Vault 7" part one (“Year Zero”) already eclipses the total number of pages published over the first three years of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks.Read more at TheNewAmerican