CIA’s ‘woefully lax’ security allowed the ‘Vault 7’ data breach

CIA’s ‘woefully lax’ security allowed the ‘Vault 7’ data breach

Posted June 17, 2020

CIA’s ‘woefully lax’ security allowed the ‘Vault 7’ data breach

  • A new report into how WikiLeaks revealed the CIA’s tools for hacking Macs slams the security agency’s “unacceptable” lack of security over its own systems.
  • The report confirms that between 180GB and 34 terabytes of information were leaked, but the investigators still can’t be more precise because of inadequate security on the systems involved.
  • It notes that it’s only because WikiLeaks published the data that the CIA knew it had been stolen.

ai – William Gallagher | June 17, 2020