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Symantec Links Espionage Group to CIA via Tools Exposed by WikiLeaks
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 02:41:20 AM »
Symantec Links Espionage Group to CIA via Tools Exposed by WikiLeaks
11 April 2017, 12:02 am

Symantec announced that it had connected at least 40 attacks across 16 countries where tools obtained and exposed by WikiLeaks via the Vault 7 revelations about CIA's espionage tactics were used. 

In a lengthy report, Symantec talks about a highly organized group they named Longhorn who they've linked to all these attacks. While stopping short of saying Longhorn is made up of CIA agents, Symantec presents plenty of evidence. 

"The tools used by Longhorn closely follow development timelines and technical specifications laid out in documents disclosed by WikiLeaks. The Longhorn group shares some of the same cryptographic protocols specified in the Vault 7 documents, in addition to following leaked guidelines on tactics to avoid detection. Given the close similarities between the tools and techniques, there can be little doubt that Longhorn's activities and the... (read more)

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