Another great day to reveal the truth!
Latest WikiLeaks release shows how the CIA uses computer code to hide the origins of its hacking attacks and ‘disguise them as a Russian or Chinese activity.
Today, Wikileaks released 676 new source code files dubbed ‘Marble’, which shows that the CIA can disguise hacking to look like it is coming from other countries or to be exact from Russia, China, Iran.
This means that maybe forensic investigators were misled into wrongly concluding that CIA hacks were carried out by the Kremlin, the Chinese government, Iran, North Korea or from some terror groups such as ISIS.
Via WikiLeaks: “Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA.”
“Marble does this by hiding (“obfuscating”) text fragments used in CIA malware from visual inspection. This is the digital equivallent of a specalized CIA tool to place covers over the english language text on U.S. produced weapons systems before giving them to insurgents secretly backed by the CIA.”
“Marble forms part of the CIA’s anti-forensics approach and the CIA’s Core Library of malware code. It is “[D]esigned to allow for flexible and easy-to-use obfuscation” as “string obfuscation algorithms (especially those that are unique) are often used to link malware to a specific developer or development shop.”
“The Marble source code also includes a “deobfuscator” to reverse CIA text obfuscation. Combined with the revealed obfuscation techniques, a pattern or signature emerges which can assist forensic investigators attribute previous hacking attacks and viruses to the CIA. Marble was in use at the CIA during 2016. It reached 1.0 in 2015.”
“The source code shows that Marble has test examples not just in English but also in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi. This would permit a forensic attribution double game, for example by pretending that the spoken language of the malware creator was not American English, but Chinese, but then showing attempts to conceal the use of Chinese, drawing forensic investigators even more strongly to the wrong conclusion, — but there are other possibilities, such as hiding fake error messages.”
“The Marble Framework is used for obfuscation only and does not contain any vulnerabilities or exploits by itself.”
Also, one month earlier WikiLeaks published thousands of documents claiming to reveal top CIA hacking secrets, including the agency’s ability to break into smart TVs and phones, infiltrate encrypted apps and program self-driving cars.
Thank you, Julian Assange and Wikileaks! It is as we expected… the CIA answers to no one. A government within themselves.
Congress are you listening?
Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.