Wikileaks has released documents from the CIA, showing that they used the consulate in Frankfurt, Germany from which to hack the German government and possibly it’s citizens as well. Germany is demanding answers from the United States and it’s top prosecutor has mentioned the possibility of criminal prosecutions.
Berlin’s top prosecutor will examine documents released by the anti-secrecy group and launch an investigation if it sees concrete indications of wrongdoing, a spokesman said.
WikiLeaks claim the files show that the CIA used the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a major remote hacking base.
A spokesman for the German foreign ministry said today that Berlin was in close touch with Washington about the documents, which Wikileaks said showed that the CIA used the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a major remote hacking base.
Wikileaks has released 9,000 documents from the CIA which tell of hacking operations being run out of the consulate in Frankfurt and explains that the can gather data from televisions, smart phones and other devices. They cam also make the hacking look like it came from another country. Perhaps the DNC hacking was executed by the CIA and then labeled Russia.
The documents allegedly come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, which operates both from its Langley, Virginia, headquarters near Washington, and from an office in the US consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, according to WikiLeaks.
‘The archive appears to have been circulated among former US government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive,’ the group said.
WikiLeaks claimed that a vast trove of CIA documents, hacking tools and code representing ‘the majority of its hacking arsenal’ were leaked within the cyber security community – and that it had received, and released, a part of them.