CIA source code from a spy tool called Hive – Now Available to the Public
WikiLeaks – US Central Intelligence Agency
In a rather lovely and not so surprising turn of events WikiLeaks has released a source code that the CIA seemed rather fond of once, called Hive.
The release is part of Vault 8, which releases the code from the CIA hacking tools revealed as part of Vault 7.
This little gem is designed to to control the CIA’s or the US Government’s own malware once installed onto a network or device.
So Hive provides a covert communications platform for a whole range of CIA malware to send exfiltrated information to CIA servers and to receive new instructions from operators at the CIA.
Lovely, so here we have more intel that seemingly walked out of the doors of a yet another US Agency.
The reality here is, that the United States Government at every level is one big leaking faucet of intel.
Yet, the US Government seems to be shocked, surprised and concerned over Russian Election interference?
Should they learn to keep their intel from oh I don’t know landing on the front page of every news publication world wide, least of all keep the source code from the hands of WikiLeaks?
What’s truly frightening is that we simply have no idea whatsoever who else might have the source code to Hive as well as other malware and tools that the US Government built and once utilized.
So, does the US Government want to hand out anything else to the general public, the world that may again come back to haunt them in the form of yet another major worldwide cyber attack?
Cristal M Clark