Wikileaks reveals trove of CIA hacking tools for iOS and Android-driven devices
WikiLeaks has published an account of the CIA's hacking tools in a trove of documents called "Vault7". The 8761 documents included therein includes 24 Android and 14 iOS exploits. The files were allegedly taken from the CIA's secure network at their headquarters in Virginia. Chief among the Android exploits is a hack known as "Weeping Angel" which turns Samsung smart TVs into a bugging device. Wikileaks says that the exploit makes the TV "operate as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them over the Internet to a covert CIA server."
The source of the leaks stated that he did so in order to create a needed public debate on the CIA's hacking abilities, power mandate, and lack of public oversight. According to WikiLeaks, the CIA's hacking division currently has over 5000 members and has created over a thousand different hacking systems, exploits, viruses, malware, and other cyber-ordinance.