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WikiLeaks Dump Reveals OutlawCountry, CIA’s Hacking Tool for Linux Systems
1 July 2017, 8:38 am

After ELSA, which according to WikiLeaks is CIA’s Windows malware that can help determine the location of a specific user, here comes another dump revealing OutlawCountry, a different hacking tool used by the agency, but which is this time aimed at Linux devices.

A leaked user manual reveals that CIA has been using OutlawCountry since at least June 2015, with the tool specifically developed to redirect outgoing Internet traffic to other addresses. This basically means that CIA agents can monitor the activity of a Linux server, but in order for OutlawCountry to be effective, the agency first needs to obtain shell access and root privileges.

In other words, the CIA needs to compromise a Linux system with a different method before deploying OutlawCountry, but as it’s the case of Wind... (read more)

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