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CIA broke into thousands of internet devices, claims Wikileaks' new release

Program was developed in cooperation with British intelligence, said the release

Scott Shane Mark Mazzetti & Mathew Rosenberg | NYT  |  Washington 

WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions. If the documents are authentic, as appeared likely at first review, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy organisation and a serious blow to the CIA, which maintains its own hacking capabilities to be used for espionage. The initial release, which WikiLeaks said was only the first part of the document collection, included 7,818 web pages ...

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First Published: Wed, March 08 2017. 00:29 IST