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Wikileaks: CIA's Snowden Stopper Is a Document Tagging Tool Reliant on MS Office
30 April 2017, 12:06 am

Wikileaks has released a new set of documents in its Vault 7 series and this time it's a manual describing how the CIA wants to track whistleblowers, journalists and so on. 

Called Scribbles, or "Snowden Stopper," this is a piece of software that was designed with one purpose in mind - embedding web beacon tags into documents that are likely to get stolen. This is supposed to help the CIA figure out where its files have landed and to collect information about the end user of the document, relaying the information back to the CIA. 

The released version of the document is dated March 1st 2016 and marked as classified until 2066. 

"Scribbles is intended for off-line preprocessing of Microsoft Office documents. For reasons of operational security the user guide demands that "[t]he Scribbles executable, parameter files, receipts and log files should not be installed on a ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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