3/7/17 press release from WikiLeaks about CIA files from 2013-2016
3/7/17, "WikiLeaks publishes massive trove of CIA spying files in 'Vault 7' release," UK Independent, Andrew Griffin
"Julian Assange claims that documents are the most comprehensive CIA release ever and are far larger than the Snowden files."
"WikiLeaks has published a huge trove of what appear to be CIA spying secrets.
The public files don't include the cyber weapons themselves, according to a statement. The organisation will refrain from distributing "armed" software "until a consensus emerges on the technical and political nature of the CIA's program and how such 'weapons' should analyzed, disarmed and published", it said.
The files were made available by a source who intended for them to start a conversation about whether the CIA had gained too much power, according to the organisation.
"In a statement to WikiLeaks the source details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, including whether the CIA's hacking capabilities exceed its mandated powers and the problem of public oversight of the agency," a release read. "The source wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons."
It also redacts the details of some of the names, locations and targets that are identified in the documents."...
Added: 3/7/17, "Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed," WikiLeaks press release
Covering years 2013-2016:
parag. 3: "The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive."...
Added: Summary of High Level Information Disclosed:
3/7/17, "WikiLeaks Releases “Vault 7” Details of CIA Data Intrusion, Monitoring, Tracking and Collection," tcth, sundance.
Covering years 2013-2016: (click chart to enlarge)